SEED: mixed findings from latest research following 6,000 two-year-olds into school

Catherine Gaunt
Friday, February 21, 2020

Researchers have found a link between the amount of time children spend in group daycare and poorer social and emotional development in Year 1, while also finding that disadvantaged children benefit the most from at least 20 hours a week of formal childcare.

Informal childcare before children started school was found to lead to better verbal skills in Reception and Year 1
Informal childcare before children started school was found to lead to better verbal skills in Reception and Year 1

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