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Providing a Sure Start [electronic resource] : How government discovered early childhood

By: Material type: Computer fileComputer filePublisher number: 9781847427304Publication details: Bristol : The Policy Press, 2011.ISBN:
  • 9781847427311
Subject(s): Genre/Form: Additional physical formats: Print version:: Providing a Sure Start : How government discovered early childhoodDDC classification:
  • 362.70941
LOC classification:
  • HQ767.9 .E384 2011
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Contents:
PROVIDING A SURE START; Contents; Foreword; List of abbreviations; Acknowledgements; 1. How it all started; 2. Setting the scene for change; New ways of making policy: the Comprehensive Spending Review process; New ways of making policy: the Modernising Government agenda; Modernising the civil service; New Labour and children; 3. A star is born; Comprehensive Spending Reviews; The Comprehensive Spending Review: Cross-departmental Review of Provision for Young Children; Working with new partners; Findings from the review; Evidence-based?; Sure Start is born
A new department, new ministers and a change of focusThe Interdepartmental Childcare Review; The 2002 Comprehensive Spending Review: more big changes; What do we now mean by Sure Start?; Meanwhile, radical reform of all children's services: Every Child Matters; Events drive the agenda; Who says government is slow?; 7. Sure Start grows up; Another spending review, another Public Service Agreement; Childcare for all: under-fives; Childcare for all: school-aged children; Number 10 gets worried
Choice for Parents, the Best Start for Children: A Ten Year Strategy for Childcare - a second go at bringing it all togetherThe key debates; Lots of promises; Launching the strategy; Not everyone is happy; 8. Did it work?; The challenges of evaluation design; Meeting the design challenge; Summary of key results: local context analysis (Barnes et al, 2003, 2007); Summary of key results: implementation (Tunstill et al, 2002); Summary of key results: cost-effectiveness (Meadows, 2006); Summary of key results: the first child and family impact study
Developing Sure Start Local Programme plansInnovation in governance arrangements; 4. What happened next?; Getting going: local delivery; Getting going: leadership from Whitehall; The first reshuffle: a new minister and a new direction; The 2000 Comprehensive Spending Review: bigger and better?; Ameliorating the impact of poverty, or reducing the number of poor children?; 5. How will we know it works?; Why was Sure Start so difficult to evaluate?; Establishing the process; Who won, and why?; Was it the right decision?; 6. Stroppy adolescence; Labour wins again
Good news: summary of key results from phase two of the impact study (National Evaluation of Sure Start Team, 2008)Summary of key results: the phase three impact on children and families study (National Evaluation of Sure Start Team, 2010); Summary of key results: the programme variability study (Anning et al, 2007; Melhuish et al, 2007); 9. What have we learned and what have we achieved?; What have we learned about improving the life chances for poor children?; What have we learned about what we should offer children and families?; User satisfaction: essential, but not sufficient
Was it simply too hard?
Summary: Offering insight into the key debates on services for young children, this book tells how Sure Start was set up, the numerous changes it went through, and how it has changed the landscape of services for all young children in England.
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PROVIDING A SURE START; Contents; Foreword; List of abbreviations; Acknowledgements; 1. How it all started; 2. Setting the scene for change; New ways of making policy: the Comprehensive Spending Review process; New ways of making policy: the Modernising Government agenda; Modernising the civil service; New Labour and children; 3. A star is born; Comprehensive Spending Reviews; The Comprehensive Spending Review: Cross-departmental Review of Provision for Young Children; Working with new partners; Findings from the review; Evidence-based?; Sure Start is born

A new department, new ministers and a change of focusThe Interdepartmental Childcare Review; The 2002 Comprehensive Spending Review: more big changes; What do we now mean by Sure Start?; Meanwhile, radical reform of all children's services: Every Child Matters; Events drive the agenda; Who says government is slow?; 7. Sure Start grows up; Another spending review, another Public Service Agreement; Childcare for all: under-fives; Childcare for all: school-aged children; Number 10 gets worried

Choice for Parents, the Best Start for Children: A Ten Year Strategy for Childcare - a second go at bringing it all togetherThe key debates; Lots of promises; Launching the strategy; Not everyone is happy; 8. Did it work?; The challenges of evaluation design; Meeting the design challenge; Summary of key results: local context analysis (Barnes et al, 2003, 2007); Summary of key results: implementation (Tunstill et al, 2002); Summary of key results: cost-effectiveness (Meadows, 2006); Summary of key results: the first child and family impact study

Developing Sure Start Local Programme plansInnovation in governance arrangements; 4. What happened next?; Getting going: local delivery; Getting going: leadership from Whitehall; The first reshuffle: a new minister and a new direction; The 2000 Comprehensive Spending Review: bigger and better?; Ameliorating the impact of poverty, or reducing the number of poor children?; 5. How will we know it works?; Why was Sure Start so difficult to evaluate?; Establishing the process; Who won, and why?; Was it the right decision?; 6. Stroppy adolescence; Labour wins again

Good news: summary of key results from phase two of the impact study (National Evaluation of Sure Start Team, 2008)Summary of key results: the phase three impact on children and families study (National Evaluation of Sure Start Team, 2010); Summary of key results: the programme variability study (Anning et al, 2007; Melhuish et al, 2007); 9. What have we learned and what have we achieved?; What have we learned about improving the life chances for poor children?; What have we learned about what we should offer children and families?; User satisfaction: essential, but not sufficient

Was it simply too hard?

Offering insight into the key debates on services for young children, this book tells how Sure Start was set up, the numerous changes it went through, and how it has changed the landscape of services for all young children in England.