Planning Early Childhood Services in 2020

Posted 19th November 2020

The aim of this review, commissioned from the EIF by the Department for Education, is to understand contemporary local practice in children’s centres and family hubs and explore how far this and existing research can guide future development. Key messages include the need to be clear about what a local area is seeking to achieve through its early childhood services and then design them in a way likely to achieve this purpose; the importance of sharing local practice and experimentation as there is a strong appetite for peer-to-peer learning opportunities; and an emphasis on effective local planning and implementation. 

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