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Hall Suzanne, February, 2015
Reports & Papers
This research was commissioned in August 2013 as a result of the government's commitment in More Affordable Childcare to give parents the right information so that they can make informed choices about childcare. The research adopted a three-stage…
Hall James, Eisenstadt Naomi, Sylva Kathy, Smith Teresa, Sammons Pam, Smith George, Evangelou Maria, Goff Jenny, Tanner Emily, Agur Maya, Hussey David, February, 2015
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This paper presents a review of the family services that were offered by a sample of 121 English Sure Start Children's Centres in 2011 and 2012. Children's Centres are community based facilities that aim to improve outcomes for at-risk families and…
Greene Vanessa, Joshi Puja, Street Catherine, Connor Joyce, Soar Susan, Kurtz Ashley, January, 2015
Reports & Papers
This report presents a summary of some of the key findings from case study visits to eight schools as part of an implementation study examining what works in developing and delivering provision for two-year-olds in schools. It sits alongside a final…
Greene Vanessa, Joshi Puja, Street Catherine, Connor Joyce, Soar Susan, Kurtz Ashley, January, 2015
Reports & Papers
This report draws together the full findings of the process and cost evaluation of the two-year-olds in schools demonstration project. This was undertaken by the Research Centre of the National Children's Bureau (NCB), in partnership with the NCB…
Greene Vanessa, Joshi Puja, Street Catherine, Connor Joyce, Soar Susan, Kurtz Ashley, January, 2015
Executive Summary
This report draws together the full findings of the process and cost evaluation of the two-year-olds in schools demonstration project. This was undertaken by the Research Centre of the National Children's Bureau (NCB), in partnership with the NCB…
Wall Stephanie, Litjens Ineke, Taguma Miho, 2015
Reports & Papers
This review describes variations in, and evidence for, pedagogical approaches in formal early childhood education and care (ECEC) settings; how pedagogy is monitored; and which policies affect pedagogical practice. Its specific focus is on…
Wall Stephanie, Litjens Ineke, Taguma Miho, 2015
Executive Summary
This review describes variations in, and evidence for, pedagogical approaches in formal early childhood education and care (ECEC) settings; how pedagogy is monitored; and which policies affect pedagogical practice. Its specific focus is on…
Callanan Meg, December, 2014
Reports & Papers
This report presents findings from a qualitative study of childminders undertaken as part of the Study of Early Education and Development (SEED). SEED is a major evaluation undertaken by NatCen Social Research, the University of Oxford, 4Children…
Callanan Meg, December, 2014
Executive Summary
This report presents findings from a qualitative study of childminders undertaken as part of the Study of Early Education and Development (SEED). SEED is a major evaluation undertaken by NatCen Social Research, the University of Oxford, 4Children…
Blades Rachel, Greene Vanessa, Wallace Emma, Loveless Lucy, Mason Paul, November, 2014
Reports & Papers
This report presents the findings of a study of the Integrated Review for 2-2 1/2 year olds pilot, the aims of which were to trial the bringing together of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Progress Check at age two with the Healthy Child…
Blades Rachel, Greene Vanessa, Wallace Emma, Loveless Lucy, Mason Paul, November, 2014
Executive Summary
This report presents the findings of a study of the Integrated Review for 2-2 1/2 year olds pilot, the aims of which were to trial the bringing together of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Progress Check at age two with the Healthy Child…
Brind Richard, McGinigal Stephen, Lewis James, Ghezelayagh Shadi, September, 2014
Reports & Papers
The 2013 Childcare and Early Years Providers Survey was commissioned by the Department for Education and conducted by TNS BMRB, collecting a wide range of information about childcare and early years provision across England in 2013. The survey…
Brind Richard, McGinigal Stephen, Lewis James, Ghezelayagh Shadi, September, 2014
Executive Summary
The 2013 Childcare and Early Years Providers Survey was commissioned by the Department for Education and conducted by TNS BMRB, collecting a wide range of information about childcare and early years provision across England in 2013. The survey…
TNS-BMRB (Firm), June, 2014
Reports & Papers
The Department for Education commissioned TNS BMRB to undertake an analysis of data collected as part of the sample build survey of the 2013 Childcare and Early Years Providers Survey, with a view to understanding the number of schools that offer…
Evangelou Maria, Goff Jenny, Hall James, Sylva Kathy, Eisenstadt Naomi, Paget Christine, Davis Susila, Sammons Pam, Smith Teresa, Tracz Rebecca, Parkin Terri, June, 2014
Reports & Papers
This is the sixth report from the Evaluation of Children's Centres in England (ECCE) project, which is a six-year study commissioned by the Department for Education (DfE), and undertaken by NatCen Social Research, the University of Oxford and…