21 Dec, 2015

DoE | The impact of children’s centres

Research Report | Studying the effects of children’s centres in promoting better outcomes for young children and their families.

Evaluation of Children’s Centres in England (ECCE, Strand 4) | December 2015

The six year Evaluation of Children’s Centres in England (ECCE) study was conducted between 2009 and 2015. It is based around a number of linked Strands and has produced a series of reports. This penultimate report describes and summarises the main results from the Impact study (Strand 4). It will feed into further analyses that investigate cost effectiveness (Strand 5). The impact results are based on analyses involving over 2,600 families registered at 117 Phase 1 and 2 children’s centres serving disadvantaged communities in England. These analyses draw together data collected by earlier Strands of the evaluation, linking surveys of user families and information about children’s centres.