early years

The evaluation of the Family Nurse Partnership Programme in Scotland: phase 1 report - intake and early pregnancy

The Family Nurse Partnershhip (FNP) is a preventative programme for first time teenage mothers and their babies. FNP is being tested in Scotland for the first time.

A first interim evaluation report and focuses on the intake and early pregnancy phases of the programmes implementation.

Early intervention and prevention with children and families: getting the most from team around the family systems

In recent years, significant national attention has been devoted to the more systematic identification and application of effective evidence-based services for families with additional needs.

Whilst recognising the importance of effective services, this briefing paper argues that having effective local systems to identify families who would benefit from additional support and to coordinate support from a range of agencies is at least as important.

Early years framework: progress so far

Study that builds on existing research by looking specifically at the benefits in Scotland for children with no additional needs, children with moderate additional needs and children with severe additional needs.

Early years portal

Portal designed for those working in health or social services with responsiblity for early years (pre-birth-5 years).

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) review

Review of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) that has gathered evidence from a wide range of people working in the early years sector, including academics, practitioners, representatives of professional organisations, local authorities, parents, carers and children. Evidence has also been collected from national and international research.

Theory into practice for early years professionals at Anglia Ruskin University

Article that describes developing programmes matched to workforce needs that allow students to translate theory into professional practice.

Why relationships matter for the early years: research evidence from CRFR

Briefing that aims to summarise and distil the relevant research conducted by CRFR over the past 10 years and findings from the Scottish Government funded Growing Up in Scotland (GUS) study which tracks the lives of 8000 Scottish families and their young children from birth. CRFR is actively involved in the analysis and dissemination of GUS findings.

Insight 28: early years education - perspectives from a review of the international literature

Research that reviews how a national process of education reform for children aged 3-18 was under way and revision of the existing curriculum guidance for children aged three to five was being considered.

The review aims to point to examples, raise issues and look critically at evidence but makes no claims to be exhaustive.

Evaluation of the effectiveness of play@home

The aim of this evaluation was to measure the effectiveness of play@home in meeting its key programme outcomes (for babies, toddlers and pre-school age children) namely, improved:

- physical activity and motor skills
- cognitive and social development
- parent-child bonding.