Research

The Hand that Rocks the Cradle report

The Hand that Rocks the Cradle, accessible through WAVE TRUST website ‘the nature of a child’s first relationship, usually with the mother, is crucial, because it acts as a template that permanently moulds the capacity to enter into all later emotional relationships’   

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A baby’s brain needs love to develop

National Geographic: The First Year A baby’s brain needs love to develop.  What happens in the first year is profound. 

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NCT : Working it Out. New parents’ experiences of returning to work

NCT Research Nov 2014 ‘Working It Out’ New parents’ experiences of returning to work

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Time spent in different types of childcare and development at school entry

Time spent in different types of childcare and development at school entry Australian research published Sept 2014

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Parental Involvement in Education

Parental Involvement – Dept Children, Schools and Families – archives Old document but worth consulting

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Protecting and Improving the Nation’s Health

Opportunities to protect and improve the nation’s health – Public Health England October 2014 See page 18 Also see analysis from Kathy Brodie: http://www.kathybrodie.com/articles/phe_5yr_plan/

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University of Essex Research on impact of Childcare Policy

Childcare Policy. Has it had any impact? ISER podcast 

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University of Essex Research on impact of Childcare Policy

Childcare Policy. Has it had any impact? ISER podcast 

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Measuring the well-being of children 2014

http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/dcp171776_379712.pdf  ONS figures on children’s well-being 2014

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Value of Informal Care ONS, 2010, released Feb 2013

Value of Informal Care ONS 2010, released February 2013 The value of informal childcare in 2010 was £343 billion.  This is equivalent to 23 percent of GDP This study reports on the measurement of informal childcare by households which is outside the scope of National Accounts and therefore Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Formal childcare per […]

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