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

Phair, Heleanna and Davis, Geraldine M. (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. ISSN 1476-8275

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1080/03004430.2014.1003553

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
Keywords: two-year-old funding, economic disadvantage, developmental stage, professional development, enabling environments
Faculty: ARCHIVED Faculty of Health, Social Care & Education (until September 2018)
Depositing User: Repository Admin
Date Deposited: 12 Nov 2015 11:54
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2021 16:15
URI: https://arro.anglia.ac.uk/id/eprint/582079

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