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Exploring the ways in which people provide and use services in the early years children centres:

Children’s Workforce Development Council (CWDC), corp creator. (2009) Exploring the ways in which people provide and use services in the early years children centres:.

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This research focused on a number of issues relating to the ways in which people provide and use services in the Early Years Children Centres (EYCCs). The study was carried out in London involving three EYCCs. The EYCCs that participated in the study were selected partly on the basis of location, cost and those that represented a contrasting range of inner and outer London boroughs. This research used in-depth and semi-structured interviews and questionnaires as techniques for gathering information. Data were collected through use of a tape recorder in settings natural and comfortable to the persons being studied. For example, interviews were conducted either at the EYCC, the family’s own home or at a prearranged venue, depending on where the participants felt comfortable. The research concluded that collaboration and partnership is a vital and an integral part in addressing the complexities of families’ lives and improving outcomes for young children and their families at the EYCC. Access to and engagement in services has improved, service provision is varied and offers a rich and diverse experience. EYCCs also offer an informal setting that may allow further research with parents and young children to inform current and future services. However, funding is a factor and models of multi- agency practice and processes used to produce some of the successful and effective services are not clear and were hindering full integration. On reflection there was an acknowledgement that although there are guidelines and procedures on matters relating to child protection and the Child in Need Plan, there is concern that unless EYCC services’ staff work together in practice, EYCC services are unlikely to meet their preventative aim but would continue to provide a reactive service.

Item Type: Document from Web
Variant Title: On the first page: Sharing our experience Practitioner-led research 2008-2009; PLR0809/063
Publisher: Children’s Workforce Development Council
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Depositing User: Editor (1)
Date Deposited: 26 May 2011 14:36
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2012 18:22
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