Research

Childcare and Early Years survey of Parents

Childcare and early years survey of parents Click on link above to read findings from this study.   The research, commissioned by Department of Education, is a longitudinal study of parents’ experiences of childcare and why used – or not.   It covers the period Nov 2012 – June 2013.   It explores parental use […]

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High level of maternal care has lifelong impact on vulnerability to stress

High level of maternal care has lifelong impact on vulnerability to stress Science Daily  –   click on link above

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The importance of attachment and primary caregiver

The importance of attachment and primary caregivers Watch YouTube clip Spare 13 minutes to watch this.    Some lovely shots of parents interacting with their children – literally growing their baby’s brain!   Love matters more than anything.   

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How to support your child’s wellbeing

How to support your child’s wellbeing Report from the Children’s Society MAHM likes this report.  Its focus is clearly on childhood well-being rather than how to get more mothers and fathers both working long hours whilst children are busy being cared for elsewhere.     There’s a lot about role-modelling,  families,  friendships  (and nothing about […]

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Non-family Childcare in Early Childhood – bane or blessing?

Reproduced by kind permission of The Mother Magazine   www.themothermagazine.co.uk Article_by_Dr_Richard_House_in_The_Mother_magazine.pdf  

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Backing the Future – Why Investing in Children is Good for us all

Backing_the_Future_-_Action_for_Children_and_NEF_report.pdf This report dates from 2009. Send your views to [email protected] Does this report represent the kind of investment you’d like to see in our children and their futures?   No-one questions the need to invest in the next generation  – but there’s a great deal of debate about how  taxpayers’ money is best spent […]

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Attachment Parenting

Attachment Parenting from Natural Child Click on link above for Attachment Parenting Research

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The role of Informal Childcare

The_role_of_informal_childcare_FULL_REPORT.pdf The_role_of_informal_childcare_FULL_REPORT.pdf  Note: The value of informal childcare in 2010 was £343 billion (valued using gross wages), this is equivalent to 23% of GDP. Valuing informal childcare  Click on link above for ONS data.

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The Modern British Family

The Modern British Family A ‘Britain Thinks’  report commissioned by the LABOUR party. Because many problems are financial,  families need government to deliver a healthy economy and affordable housing.  Mothers often say they would like to have spent longer at home with the children in the early years.  Dads feel fathers are under-valued.  There’s a […]

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Impact of Early Years Provision on Young Children – Literature Review

Impact of Early Years Provision on Young Children  

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