There's a call for children to start school as young as four years old.
It comes from Labour's Manurewa MP Louisa Wall, who's drafted a proposal which would see the school entrance age lowered.
She says for those who can't afford to send their children to preschool, there are a lot of benefits to getting them into school sooner.
"Allowing schools to take children from the age of four gives schools that year longer, it's obviously free, and its public. So a lot of the barriers will be removed."
At the moment, parents have to enrol their children in school by the age of six, though most schools take pupils at five years old.
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