A UK primary school has been forced to hire a professional nappy changer because too many of its pupils are not yet toilet trained.
Claims the school in Walsall has sent letters to parents listing the skills children should have before they start.
Many youngsters are three years behind according to Chris Towe, the council’s portfolio holder for education, who reported to colleagues on Monday.
Pupils at the West Midlands school are unable to hold a pen properly, with some also struggling with cutlery, Birmingham Live reports.
Some supposedly can’t wash their hands and faces properly and other areas in which the children struggle include turning pages, going to the toilet and still wearing nappies.
Councillor Towe’s report also highlighted that children up to the age of five are still wearing nappies at one infant school.
‘This can’t go on and I have had total support from schools and nurseries over this,’ he said.
‘The letter will give advice on what they can do or where they can get help but this is a first step to try to engage with parents so they understand their responsibilities.’
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