child development

Growing up in Scotland: maternal mental health and its impact on child behaviour and development

Longitudinal surveys afford a unique opportunity to study change over time for the same individuals and to explore the impact of prior circumstances on long-term outcomes.

Using longitudinal data over four sweeps of the Growing Up in Scotland (GUS) study, this report explores the impacts of poor maternal mental health on children’s emotional, cognitive and behavioural development and on their relationships with peers at ages three to four.

Growing up in Scotland - sweep 2 - topic research findings: experiences of pre-school education

This report summarises findings from sweep 2 of the Growing Up in Scotland study (GUS), a longitudinal research project aimed at tracking the lives of a cohort of Scottish children.

It is focussed on children’s experiences of pre-school education. This document is one of a series that summarise key findings from the second sweep of the survey which was launched in April 2006. At the second sweep, interviews were successfully completed with 4,512 respondents from the birth cohort and 2,500 from the child cohort.

Parents as partners in early learning : case studies - the international new arrivals project, Sandwell

Document describing an international new arrivals scheme, the main objectives of which were to forge inter-agency links, create bespoke staff training, create activities and sessions aimed at new arrivals and encourage newly-arrived parents to engage fully with early years services.

Parents as partners in early learning: case studies - the Early Learning Mentors Project, Tower Hamlets

Document describing a project in which a team of early learning mentors was created to work with a carefully selected group of potentially under-achieving boys and their parents from a wide range of settings. The work focused on supporting the boys' communication and emotional and social development.