National relevant documents

IPPR Early development; Bridging the gap between evidence and policy in early years education. August 2013
Imogen Parker, Researcher Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR), August 2013. This report is part of the wider IPPR project ‘Childcare: A strategic national priority?’, which seeks to analyse the case for, and core components of, a more strategic approach to early years provision in the UK, and explore the impact of childcare on gender equality, maternal employment and child development. Further details about this project, including future publications, can be found here.

High-quality early years education and care is a government priority, and the fact that it brings numerous benefits for children, parents and society more widely is beyond doubt. However, there is little consensus on how we should define ‘high-quality care’ from the perspective of child development. What is the evidence which demonstrates how it can best be achieved in the UK?

Requires improvement:
the causes of educational failure
 Sept 2013

Centre for social justice Good parents, Great kids, Better citizens

Centre for social justice Making sense of Ealry intervention 2011

The next generation Breakthrough Britain 2008

Parenting matters logoCentre forum Parenting matters 2011

The childrens society logoChildrens Society Good childhood manifesto

DCSF 2009 Impact of family breakdown

DCSF 2010 Evaluation of 2 Year old pilot

Department of health logo
Dept of Health 2009 Child health programme 108328

Dept of Health The 2 Year old review

Dfe 2 Year old Roll out implementation RR131

Frank Field Preventing poor children becoming poor adults 2011

Graham Allen Early intervention 2011

Graham Allen Ealry intervention, Smart investment, Massive savings

Harvard logoHarvard Closing the gap between what we do and what we know

TNS LogoKeyperson guidance

NatCen LogoNATCEN Findings of the 2 Year old pilot

DEMOS LogoParents are the buildrers of a fairer society

FDF LogoQuality and quantity of childcare effects child development Jay belsky

Wave trust international Early intervention review 2010

Action for children logoWhy investing in children is good for us all

Child neglection 2011 summary

Expansion of the entitlement of free education to disadvantaged two year olds

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