Research and analysis

Take-up of free early education entitlements

Research into factors affecting take-up of free early education entitlements (FEEE) for children aged between 2 and 4.

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Take-up of free early education entitlements

Details

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
Published 8 September 2018