Early childhood settings and funded two-year-old children: experiences from four settings in England.

Phair, H. & Davis, G. (2015) Early childhood settings and funded two-year-old children: experiences from four settings in England. Early Child Development and Care. ISSN 0300-4430

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Abstract

In 2013 funding was introduced to support disadvantaged two-year-old children to attend early childhood settings in England. This study explores the experiences of four early childhood settings as they worked with these funded children for the first time. Using interviews and observations within the settings, findings demonstrate some adjustment of resources, but a lack of overall preparedness for working with two-year-old children. Training was available to support staff in settings, but mechanisms to make use of this training to develop opportunities for the funded two-year-old children was under-developed. Understanding of the reasons for the introduction of the funded places for two-year-old children was limited. Specific development of the key person role and development of parent partnerships are recommended.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Citation: Phair, H., & Davis, G., 2015. Early childhood settings and funded two-year-old children: experiences from four settings in England. Early Child Development and Care,185 (9), pp.1464 – 1479..
Faculty: Faculty of Health, Social Care & Education (for research post September 2011)
Depositing User: Mr I Walker
Date Deposited: 12 Nov 2015 11:54
Last Modified: 07 Jul 2016 12:53
URI: http://arro.anglia.ac.uk/id/eprint/582079

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