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Nursery attendance and children's outcomes
Jo Blanden, Emilia Del Bono, Kirstine Hansen, Sandra McNally and Birgitta Rabe
March 2018
Paper No' CEPCP524:
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CentrePiece 23 (1) Spring 2018

Tags: childcare quality; educational attainment

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.

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.