Research and analysis

Evaluation of children's centres in England: strand 2 - baseline survey of families using children's centres in the most disadvantaged areas

This report provides findings from a survey of families who were using children's centres when their child was 9 to 18 months old.

Detail

The evaluation of children’s centres in England is a large scale, six year study that looks at Sure Start children’s centres (SSCCs) in the most disadvantaged areas of England. These are centres that were set up in the first two phases of the programme.

The evaluation, from a survey of families who were using children’s centres when their child was 9- to 18-months-old, will provide a very detailed picture of children’s centre services. This includes how effective they are when they use different approaches in their management and when delivering services and activities for parents and children. It also looks at the cost of delivering different types of services.