Highly effective leadership in children's centresJune 2012, Research Report
NFER research commissioned by the National College, investigating highly effective leadership in Sure Start Children’s Centres, including a literature review and case studies of 25 Children’s Centres.
Narrowing the gap in outcomes for young children through effective practices in the early yearsJanuary 2009, Research Report
This research review presents findings from a rapid review of research and national data on the impact of background characteristics on outcomes for children in the early years.
Narrowing the gap in outcomes: Early years (0-5)November 2008, Research Report
This report was commissioned by the Local Government Association to inform the DCSF and LGA work on 'Narrowing the Gap'.
Improving development outcomes for children through effective practice in integrating early years servicesNovember 2008, Research Report
This C4EO scoping study focuses on improving development and learning outcomes for children through effective practice in integrating early years’ services.
Narrowing the gap in outcomes for children from the most excluded families through inclusive practice in early years settingsNovember 2008, Research Report
This report sets out the main findings and implications of a rapid initial scoping study that searched for information on a specific aspect of education in the early years.
Making the transition from Foundation Stage to key stage 1September 2006, Conference Paper
This presentation was given at the Early Years Conference held at Skipton on 23 September 2006.
Thinking skills in the early years: A literature reviewNovember 2005, Research Report
This review of literature on the subject of thinking skills provides an evidence base for researchers and practitioners on which thinking skills approaches have been established.
Early years education: An international perspectiveApril 2002, Research Report
An international review of the early years curriculum in 20 countries.
Parents' views of pre-school: Quality mattersJuly 1997, Research Report
This research entailed a survey of nearly a thousand parents whose children attended pre-school in the state, private and voluntary sectors.
Parents' views of pre-school: Making choicesJuly 1997, Research Report
This research entailed a survey of nearly a thousand parents whose children attended pre-schools in the state, private and voluntary sectors.
Four year olds in school: Quality mattersOctober 1994, Research Report
This report describes the arrangements made by some schools for admitting four year olds to their reception classes.