The Centre for Research in Early Childhood recently conducted a review looking at the evidence base for the impact of early years initiatives in social care, health and education in combatting social and economic disadvantage and underachievement, both in the UK and internationally. This paper:
- summarises and evaluates the most recent research relating to good practice in early years across social care, health and education;
- summarises key interventions and actions and recent evaluative evidence on what has worked, including the impact of co-production in service design;
- identifies strategies to measure effectiveness and value for money;
- highlights key findings which will inform further action.