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2005 Childcare and Early Years Providers Survey
Clemens, Sam, May, 2006
(Brief No. RB760-764). Nottingham, United Kingdom: Great Britain, Department for Education and Skills.

A summary of a comparison of characteristics--including staff size, wages, recruitment, qualifications, and training--of child care provider organizations in four sectors--in home nonrelative providers, out-of-school time providers, full-day care providers, and part-day providers--in the United Kingdom, based on provider surveys

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3rd survey of parents of three and four year old children and their use of early years services: (Summer 1998 to spring 1999)
Blake, Margaret, March, 2000
(Research Brief No. 189). Nottingham, United Kingdom: Great Britain, Department for Education and Skills.

A brief description of findings of a survey of parents of three and four year old British children to determine the rates of participation in preschool programs from the summer of 1998, fall of 1998, and spring of 1999

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Assessing the operation and impact of the Childminder Sustainability Grant
Tapp, Penelope, October 2003
(Brief No. RB484). Nottingham, United Kingdom: Great Britain, Department for Education and Skills.

A summary of a study of an initiative in the United Kingdom to increase the retention of family child care providers by offering grants to providers when they have temporarily vacant child care slots, based on case studies of local grantmaking procedures and in-depth small group interviews with family child care providers

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Birth to School study: A longitudinal evaluation of the Peers Early Education Partnership (PEEP) 1998-2005
Sure Start (Programme), August, 2005
(Reference No. SSU/2005/SF/017). Nottingham, United Kingdom: Great Britain, Department for Education and Skills.

A brief summary of a study of an intervention program serving children and families from birth to age five in a disadvantaged area of Oxford

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Childcare and early years provision: A study of parents’ use, views and experiences
Bryson, Caroline, March 2006
(Research Brief No. RB 723). London, United Kingdom: Great Britain, Department for Education and Skills.

Highlights from a study on parents’ utilization and experiences early childhood education and care services, based on data from almost 8,000 parents randomly selected from the Child Benefit records in England

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Childcare: How local markets respond to national initiatives
Great Britain. Department for Education and Skills, April, 2004
(Research Brief No. RB526). Nottingham, United Kingdom: Great Britain, Department for Education and Skills.

A discussion of whether the child care market described by the National Childcare Strategy is being created or affected by government intervention in the United Kingdom

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Childcare students and nursery workers: Follow up surveys and in-depth interviews [Executive summary]
Great Britain. Department for Education and Skills, December, 2001
(Research Brief No. RB322). Nottingham, United Kingdom: Great Britain, Department for Education and Skills.

Key facts and findings of a follow-up study on the mobility in the child care workforce and its influences on child care students and staff in the United Kingdom

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Childminder networks census
BMRB Social Research (Firm), November 2004
Nottingham, United Kingdom: Great Britain, Department for Education and Skills.

A summary of a study of the characteristics of networks for family child care providers run by local governments in the United Kingdom, based on surveys of local officials

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Children's views on childcare quality
Great Britain. Department for Education and Skills, October, 2003
(Research Brief No. RB482). Nottingham, United Kingdom: Great Britain, Department for Education and Skills.

A study exploring child care quality indicators from children’s point of view in the United Kingdom

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The costs and benefits of earlier identification and effective intervention
Great Britain. Department for Education and Skills, January 2004
(Research Brief No. RB505). Nottingham, United Kingdom: Great Britain, Department for Education and Skills.

A discussion of the background, goals and data requirements of a potential cost-benefit analysis of early detection and intervention programs for children with autism spectrum disorders or at risk of low educational attainment

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Developing the business skills of childcare professionals: An evaluation of the business support programmes
Osgood, Jayne, May, 2003
(Research Brief No. 421). Nottingham, United Kingdom: Great Britain, Department for Education and Skills.

A summary of a qualitative evaluation of the business support programs designed to help improve the quality of child care providers in terms of applying business principles to their programs

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Early Excellence Centre pilot programme: Second evaluation report 2000-2001
Bertram, Tony, July, 2002
(Research Brief No. RB361). Nottingham, United Kingdom: Great Britain, Department for Education and Skills.

A summary of the second year evaluation of the Early Excellence Centres pilot program, discussing early evidence on functioning, program effectiveness, program design and implementation, and highlighting key issues for future development and improvements

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Early stages of the Neighbourhood Nurseries Initiative: Opening the nurseries
Great Britain. Department for Education and Skills, January, 2005
Nottingham, United Kingdom: Great Britain, Department for Education and Skills.

A summary of a study on an early stage of a project designed to reduce child poverty by providing child care so that the parents could return to the workforce in England

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Early stages of the Neighbourhood Nurseries Initiative: Parents' experiences
Great Britain. Department for Education and Skills, January, 2005
Nottingham, United Kingdom: Great Britain, Department for Education and Skills.

A summary of a survey on parent experiences and feelings towards the increase of available child care and its effect on their job training or hours in England

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The Early Years Transition & Special Education Needs (EYTSEN) project
Great Britain. Department for Education and Skills, June, 2003
(Research Brief No. RB431). Nottingham, United Kingdom: Great Britain, Department for Education and Skills.

Key facts and findings from a longitudinal study on the special educational needs of children between three and six years old at risk of developing social or cognitive behavioral problems and parental perceptions of how needs are met and satisfaction with special educational programs in the United Kingdom

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Education maintenance allowance pilots for vulnerable young people and childcare pilots: Implementation and reported impacts in the first year
Allen, Tracey, March 2003
(Research Brief No. 396). Nottingham, United Kingdom: Great Britain, Department for Education and Skills.

A summary of an evaluation of the education maintenance allowance pilots for teenage parents and the child care provision pilots for their children, examining the effect of child care provision on the parents' ability to return to school and their future career development

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Effective Pre-school and Primary Education 3-11 project (EPPE 3-11): The effectiveness of primary schools in England in key stage 2 for 2002, 2003 and 2004
Melhuish, Edward, December, 2006
(Brief No. RBX06-06). Nottingham, United Kingdom: Great Britain, Department for Education and Skills.

A summary of a study of factors, including preprimary educational achievement, affecting cumulative primary school achievement over three years in England

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Effective Pre-School and Primary Education 3-11 Project (EPPE 3-11): Influences on children’s attainment and progress in Key Stage 2: Cognitive outcomes in year 5 [Research brief]
Sammons, Pam, February, 2007
[Brief No: RB828]. Nottingham, United Kingdom: Great Britain, Department for Education and Skills.

A summary of a study of the degree to which attendance at particular preschools and primary schools impact children’s cognitive and socio-behavioral development, based on study data from the end of children’s fifth year of primary school

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Effective Pre-School and Primary Education 3-11 Project (EPPE 3-11): Variations in teacher and pupil behaviours in year 5 classes [Research brief]
Sammons, Pam, December, 2006
[Brief No: 817]. Nottingham, United Kingdom: Great Britain, Department for Education and Skills.

A summary of a study of teacher characteristics and classroom practices, environmental features and children’s developmental progress and behaviors in fifth-year-of-primary-school classrooms, based primarily on researcher observations

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The Effective Provision of Pre-School Education (EPPE) project (1997-2003): Technical paper 10: 'Intensive case studies of practice across the foundation stage'
Siraj-Blatchford, Iram, October, 2003
(Research Brief No. RBX16-03). Nottingham, United Kingdom: Great Britain, Department for Education and Skills.

A study on the most effective pedagogy used to attain ‘excellent’ outcomes in cognitive and/or social behaviors in child care centers in the United Kingdom, using data from 14 case studies

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The Effective Provision of Pre-School Education (EPPE) project: Findings from the early primary years
Sure Start (Programme), November, 2004
Nottingham, United Kingdom: Great Britain, Department for Education and Skills.

A longitudinal study of the effects of after school care on the social and cognitive development of a sample of 3000 five through seven year old children

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The Effective Provision of Pre-School Education (EPPE) project: Findings from the pre-school period
Sylva, Kathy, October, 2003
(Research Brief No. RBX15-03). Nottingham, United Kingdom: Great Britain, Department for Education and Skills.

A study of the influence of European preschool program quality on cognitive and social development of preschool children, and factors that contribute to program quality, such as program setting, home environment and education of instructors

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The Effective Provision of Pre-School Education (EPPE) project: Findings from pre-school to end of key stage 1
Sure Start (Programme), November, 2004
Nottingham, United Kingdom: Great Britain, Department for Education and Skills.

A summary of findings from the beginning stage of a European longitudinal study of the effects of preschool programs on cognitive and social development of three through five year old children

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The effects of the Peers Early Education Partnership (PEEP) on children's developmental progress
Evangelou, Maria, October, 2003
(Research Brief No. RB489). Nottingham, United Kingdom: Great Britain, Department for Education and Skills.

A summary of a short-term longitudinal study on the influence of the parental education program on the cognitive and emotional development of disadvantaged children in the Peers Early Education Partnership (PEEP) in Oxfordshire

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Evaluating the Early Years Sector Endorsed Foundation Degree: A qualitative study of students' views and experiences
Knight, Tim, April, 2006
(Brief No. RB751). Nottingham, United Kingdom: Great Britain, Department for Education and Skills.

A summary of a study of the experiences of students participating in an early education vocational qualification in the United Kingdom, based on in-depth interviews with students who had attained, were still attaining, and had left without attaining the qualification

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