Sure Start Nuneaton Evaluation of Early Years and Childcare Service. Sure Start Nuneaton Janet Whitehead Independent Consultant. Research Question.
Sure Start Nuneaton
“The study aims to evaluate the short term impact of the early years work and childcare services funded by the Sure Start Nuneaton Partnership to provide evidence for the sustainability of the work when Sure Start funding ceases.”
To monitor and evaluate coverage of the “Every Child Matters” outcomes (using the criteria for inspection)
Analysis of documentation and statistics
Interviews with Managerial staff and Clinicians
Questionnaire and focus group interview with early years staff
Interviews with receiving Nurseries
Individual and group interviews with sample of parentsMethodology and Research Methods
Abundance of evidence through observation of sessions to support this outcome.
Four receiving Nurseries visited – one interview with Head, three with nursery teachers.
None of the Nurseries formally identified families who had accessed Sure Start services
Two Nurseries were able to identify families using informal methods
Through informal identification…
Two Nurseries were confident Sure Start had impacted on children’s readiness for Nursery: e.g. independence, confidence
One Nursery was confident Sure Start had impacted on parent’s partnership with schoolEnjoy and Achieve:Visits to Receiving Nurseries
The early years and childcare service has significant impact on the families who access the service.