Briefing: Tackling disadvantage in the early years – Commons Education Committee

Policy product type
LGiU essential policy briefing
Published date
February 21, 2019
Richard Stiff
Issues Covered
  • Early years teachers
  • Natioanl strategy for early intervention
  • Nursery schools
  • Tackling disadvantage
Children's services and education, Welfare and Equalities
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DfE implementation of 30 hours free provision from September 2017 (August 2017)

DfE early years workforce strategy (April 2017)

Ofsted survey: Unknown children – destined for disadvantage? (August 2016)

Ofsted – teaching and play in the early years – a balancing act? (August 2015)

The report finds that despite the government’s efforts to improve early years education, there is lack of direction in the approach. Reform of the 30 hours free childcare offer is sought to help disadvantaged children as part of a strategy to join up early years services and build on the success of children’s centres and other provision, such as family hubs.

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