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Nursery attendance and children's outcomes

Jo  Blanden,  Emilia  Del Bono,  Kirstine  Hansen,  Sandra  McNally,  Birgitta  Rabe,  March 2018
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Keywords: childcare quality, educational attainment

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The UK government has expanded the popular ‘free entitlement’ to part-time early education and care from a universal 15 hours per week to 30 hours per week for working parents. But research by Jo Blanden and co-authors reveals that the original policy was less beneficial for children’s development than might have been hoped.

CentrePiece 23 (1) Spring2018 pages: 17-19

Jo Blanden, Kirstine Hansen and Sandra McNally (2017a) ‘Quality in Early Years Settings and Children’s School Achievement’, CEP Discussion Paper No. 1468, February 2017.