The report explains the findings of the research, which was carried out in 2018. It includes a rapid evidence assessment, regression analysis and qualitative interviews.
The aims of the research were to investigate:
- why take-up of FEEE for 3 and 4 year olds has fallen slightly in recent years
- why take-up of the disadvantaged 2 year old entitlement is lower in London than elsewhere in England
- factors associated with different patterns of FEEE take-up
- actions taken by local authorities and childcare providers to improve take-up