Impact on children of early years education examined

12 June 2018

Education Committee questions practitioners, researchers and voluntary organisations on impact on children of early years education and social policy.


Tuesday 12 June in Committee Room 15, Palace of Westminster

At 10am

Panel One

  • Liz Bayram, Chief Executive, Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years (PACEY)
  • Sara Bonetti, Associate Director of Early Years, Education Policy Institute
  • Beatrice Merrick, Chief Executive, Early Education
  • Prof Dominic Wyse, Founding Director, Helen Hamlyn Centre for Pedagogy (0-11 years)

Panel Two

  • Sir Kevan Collins, Chief Executive, Education Endowment Foundation
  • Laura McFarlane, Director of the LEAP Programme, National Children’s Bureau
  • Steven McIntosh, Director of UK Poverty Policy, Advocacy and Campaigns, Save the Children
  • Prof Edward Melhuish, Professor of Human Development, University of Birkbeck

Purpose of the session

The session focusses on early years education provision, support for parents and families and the role of children’s centres in promoting social justice.

The inquiry

The inquiry examines the impact that early years education and social policy have on determining children’s life chances. It also looks at Government policy and makes recommendations on how to improve social justice, while considering the role of services other than education, including health services and those provided by the Department for Work and Pensions.

Further information

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