Brotherhood of St Laurence

Provider influence on the home learning environment /

By: Hunt, Stephen | Family and Parenting Institute
Contributor(s): et.al
Publisher: London, U.K. Family & Parenting Institute 2011Description: 2 volSubject(s): Early Childhood Education | Home And School | Child Development Great Britain | Family And Early YearsDDC classification: 372.1 PRO Online Resources: Electronic copy
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Includes parts 1 & 2

This research was commissioned to help identify what nurseries and other early years settings in the UK could do to better support parents to develop their children's learning at home. The research analyses this issue using both quantitative and qualitative data. The aim of the study is to help identify which strategies are most effective in supporting parents to give their child the best start in early home learning. The findings identify best practice, help quantify the benefits of support to parents and offer suggestions about how to make best use of resources at a time of financial constraint. The study was complex in design to allow for a 360 degree snapshot view of how much early home learning parents engage in before and after children aged 2-4 started in a funded childcare place. The rich data we collected, both quantitative and qualitative, has provided insights into parents? own views about early home learning and the help they would like from staff in early years settings. The study shows that the majority of parents maintain the same level of early home learning once their child starts in a funded childcare place, but that parents in families where adults are not in employment actually do less early home learning once their child starts in a funded childcare place. This strongly suggests that effective parental engagement should be focussed on maintaining existing levels of early home learning and preventing parents from doing less early home learning activities with their children. Early years settings should target parents from households where adults are not in employment. (Executive summary - Extract)

Family and Parenting Institute Early Home Learning Matters July 2011 Report.mht

Item type Current library Call number Copy number Status Date due Barcode
Electronic Brotherhood of St Laurence
Part 1 Available 229537
Electronic Brotherhood of St Laurence
Part 2 Available 229538

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