Research and analysis
Group childcare quality in Sure Start areas and child outcomes
Report into the characteristics and quality of group childcare for children in areas served by Sure Start local programmes.
This is part of the national evaluation of Sure Start and looks at 150 Sure Start local programme (SSLP) areas from the first 4 rounds of the programme, which are all in deprived areas.
The report presents new information in 2 parts:
Part A considers the characteristics and quality of group childcare settings used by children in areas served by SSLPs, and was conducted from 2006 to 2008.
Part B uses data on the outcomes of 5-year-olds, collected between 2007 and 2009, to examine relationships between pre-school childcare quality and child outcomes.
Published 25 November 2010