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An Initial Assessment Of The 2-Year-Old Free Childcare Entitlement: Drivers Of Take-Up And Impact On Early Years Outcomes

This report by the Early Intervention Foundation has found that extending government-funded childcare to two-year olds has failed to narrow the attainment gap between the poorest children and their richer peers. It also found that the two-year-old offer delivered only "modest" improvement in educational outcomes for children from disadvantaged backgrounds.

The EIF’s analysis sought to assess if the policy delivered on its goal of reducing the attainment gap between the poorest children and their more affluent peers. 

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