Help us and the DfE understand the impact of early education
If you're not a participant and are interested in findings from SEED and related research, please visit the NatCen website. If you have been invited to take part in the study, read on.
The Department for Education has commissioned the Study of Early Education and Development (SEED). It is updating the evidence from EPPSE (Effective Primary, Pre-School and Secondary Education) and is a major new longitudinal study following nearly 6,000 two-year-olds to the end of Key Stage 1 (when the children will be seven years old). It will find out how childcare and early education can help to give children the best start in life and what is important for high quality childcare provision.
We are seeking the help of childcare providers and teachers for various aspects of SEED. We really hope that you will be able to take part and do your bit to champion Early Years policy.