A letter to The Guardian:
Based on her own experience Zoe Williams concludes that a person without qualifications will struggle to look after six children. That sounds plausible. What sounds rather less plausible is her insistence that the problem lies with the number six and not with her lack of qualifications.
The problem isn’t with the government’s proposal that some childcare professionals can look after six children. It’s with her logic that if an untrained and inexperienced person can’t do it, then a trained and experienced professional must also be unable to.