Early years

Highly effective leadership in children's centres
Highly effective leadership in children's centres
Caroline Sharp, Pippa Lord, Graham Handscomb et al June 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 years
Narrowing the gap in outcomes for young children through effective practices in the early years
Misia Coghlan, Caroline Bergeron, Karen White et al January 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)
Narrowing the gap in outcomes: Early years (0-5)
Iain Springate, Mary Atkinson, Suzanne Straw et al 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 services
Improving development outcomes for children through effective practice in integrating early years services
Pippa Lord, Pippa Lord , Iain Springate et al November 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 settings
Narrowing the gap in outcomes for children from the most excluded families through inclusive practice in early years settings
Misia Coghlan, Dawn Sanders, Marian Morris et al November 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 1
Making the transition from Foundation Stage to key stage 1
Caroline Sharp September 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 review
Thinking skills in the early years: A literature review
Geoff Taggart and Kate Ridley November 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 perspective
Early years education: An international perspective
Tony Bertram and Chris Pascal April 2002, Research Report

An international review of the early years curriculum in 20 countries.



Parents' views of pre-school: Quality matters
Parents' views of pre-school: Quality matters
Caroline Sharp and Claudia Davis July 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 choices
Parents' views of pre-school: Making choices
Caroline Sharp and Claudia Davis July 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 matters
Four year olds in school: Quality matters
S Brown and S Cleave October 1994, Research Report

This report describes the arrangements made by some schools for admitting four year olds to their reception classes.



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