About the project team

Svetlana Speight

Svetlana Speight
I am a Research Director in the Children, Families and Work team at NatCen Social Research, and over the last decade I have worked across a range of early education and childcare projects. On SEED, I have the overall responsibility for coordinating NatCen’s data collection and the parts of the project that are being completed by University of Oxford, 4Children and Frontier Economics.

Meg Callanan

Meg Callanan
I am a Senior Researcher in the Children, Families and Work team. On SEED, I am responsible for the Good Practice Case Studies. I specialise in qualitative research methods and over the years I have worked on a range of projects in early years, schools as well as in other policy areas.

Julia Griggs

Julia Griggs
I am a Senior Researcher in the Children, Families and Work team. I have been at NatCen for a few years and have worked on a range of projects about education. On SEED, I am responsible for the part which looks at issues around meeting children’s health, development and behavioural needs.

Mags Anderson

Mags Anderson
I am a Senior Researcher in the Children, Families and Work team and have worked at NatCen for more than two years. I am involved in a variety of projects, many of which are in the education sector. Part of my role on SEED is to brief the large interviewer field force who carry out the interviews. I also contributed to the SEED Good Practice Case Studies.