National Evaluation of Children’s Centres’ Effectiveness (ECCE)

Together with the National Centre for Social Research (NatCen) and the Department of Social Policy and Intervention at the University of Oxford we worked on the national evaluation of Children’s Centres.

Our analysis published by the Department for Education uses a range of data sources to explore how well the centres are reaching local families, how community and neighbourhood areas are changing over time and levels of centre use.

Our report forms part of a multi-year study evaluating Sure Start Children’s Centres in England. The centres provide day care and early education to reduce inequalities in early development and school readiness. The centres also provide advice and guidance to parents on issues of family, employment and finance.

Read the summary briefing or the full report.
To find out how OCSI can help you make effective use of the evidence base please Contact Us.

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English Indices of Deprivation 2019

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