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Quality in early years settings and children’s school achievement

Blanden, Jo and Hansen, Kirstine and McNally, Sandra (2017) Quality in early years settings and children’s school achievement. CEP Discussion Papers, CEPDP1468. Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

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Abstract

Childcare quality is often thought to be important for influencing children’s subsequent attainment at school. The English Government regulates the quality of early education by setting minimum levels of qualifications for workers and grading settings based on a national Inspectorate (OfSTED). This paper uses administrative data on over two million children to relate performance on national teacher assessments at ages 5 and 7 to the quality characteristics of the nursery they attended before starting school. Results show that staff qualifications and childcare quality ratings have a weak association with teacher assessments at school, based on comparing children who attended different nurseries but attended the same primary school. Our results suggest that although children’s outcomes are related to the nursery they attend, which nurseries are good cannot be predicted by staff qualifications and OfSTED ratings; the measures of quality that Government has focused on.

Item Type: Monograph (Discussion Paper)
Official URL: http://cep.lse.ac.uk/_new/publications/series.asp?...
Additional Information: © 2017 The Authors
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Sets: Research centres and groups > Centre for Economic Performance (CEP)
Series: Working Papers > CEP Discussion Papers
Date Deposited: 21 Jul 2017 09:40
Last Modified: 21 Jul 2017 09:40
Funders: Economic and Social Research Council
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/83598

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