Providing a Sure Start: How Government Discovered Early Childhood
This book tells the story of Sure Start, one of the flagship programmes of the last government. It 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. Offering insight into the key debates on services for young children, as well as how decisions are made in a highly political context, it will be of keen interest to policy academics, senior managers of public services and all those with a keen interest in developing services for young children.
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1 How it all started
2 Setting the scene for change
3 A star is born
4 What happened next?
5 How will we know it works?
6 Stroppy adolescence
7 Sure Start grows up
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achieve agenda Beverley Hughes challenge changes Chapter child poverty childcare children and families Children’s Centres children’s services civil servants commitment Comprehensive Spending Review CYPU David Blunkett deliver delivery Department for Education DfEE DfES disadvantaged early education early intervention early years services Ed Miliband emphasis employment ensure Estelle Morris Evaluation of Sure evidence funding Geoff Mulgan government’s Hazel Blears impact improve outcomes issues Labour learning manifesto Margaret Hodge meant Melhuish Modernising mothers National Evaluation national literacy strategy Norman Glass nursery education offer officials ofthe organisations outcomes for children parents particularly poor children Pre-Budget Report Public Service Ruth Kelly service integration services for young social exclusion SSLPs staff strategy Sure Start areas Sure Start Children’s Sure Start programme Sure Start Unit targets Tessa Jowell Treasury voluntary-sector wanted young children Yvette Cooper