Department of Education

Edward Melhuish

Professor of Human Development

Edward Melhuish is Professor of Human Development at the University of Oxford, and Birkbeck, University of London. He has undertaken research in 12 countries, and is currently undertaking large-scale longitudinal studies in Norway, the UK, and Australia involving family, community and pre-school influences on child development, and policy implications. He is also taking part in an EU-project (ISOTIS) on inequality in childhood involving 11 countries.

His studies contributed to social policy in the UK in the area of families, young children, early education and social disadvantage, including the 1989 Children Act, the 2005 Children Act, 2006 Childcare Bill and policy on childcare, early education, child poverty and parental support in the UK and other countries. He has served as an expert witness to several House of Commons Select Committees, and is a member of a Child Well-being working group of WHO, and the Human Capital and Economic Opportunity Working Group Early Childhood Interventions Group. With 300 publications, he has contributed to discussions of social policy for children in Norway, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, Finland, Portugal, New Zealand, Australia, Japan, China, Korea, Chile, European Commission, OECD and WHO. He has been a scientific advisor to UK research funding agencies and also to many overseas research funding bodies: NWO (Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research); Academy of Finland; Nordic Research Councils for Humanities and Social Sciences; Portuguese Research Council (FCT); European Commission; Australian Research Council; Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Council). He is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences and in 2016 was awarded an OBE for Services to Social Sciences. Over many years he has acted as an advisor and consultant on a pro-bono basis to many charities and voluntary organisations involved with child well-being, including NSPCC, Save the Children, Action for Children, 4Children, BIG Lottery Fund, Early Years Ireland, Atlantic Philanthropies, National Children’s Bureau, Children in Wales, Early Intervention Fund, and Eurochild. He is a trustee of the WAVE trust and the Foundation Years Trust.

Funded Research Projects:

  • Study of Early Education and Development

    2014-2020

    funded by the Department for Education

  • SOTIS

    2017-2019

    funded by the European Commission.

Publications:

  • Featured Publications

    • Melhuish, EC (2016) Provision of quality early childcare services: Short Report, Czech Republic. Brussels: European Commission.

    • Melhuish, EC (2016) Poskytování kvalitních služeb rané péče o děti: Krátká zprává, Česká Republika. Brussels: European Commission.

    • Melhuish, EC (2016) Offre de services de qualité pour la petite enfance: Examen par les pairs en matière de protection sociale et d’inclusion sociale 2015-2016. Résumé, République tchèque. Brussels: European Commission.

    • Melhuish, EC (2016) Provision of quality early childcare services: Synthesis Report. Brussels: European Commission.

    • Melhuish, EC, Sammons, P, Sylva, K, Siraj-Blatchford, I, Taggart, B (2015) “Home, Pre-school and Primary school effects when children are aged 11”, In: E Mallou (ed.) Kindergarten Teachers’s Handbook: Theory and Action. Athens:

    • Melhuish, EC (2014) “The Impact of Early Childhood Education and Care on Improved Wellbeing”, In: If you could do one thing…Nine local actions to reduce health inequalities. London: British Academy.

  • Books

    • Siraj, I, Kingston, D, Melhuish, E (2015) Assessing quality in early childhood education and care : Sustained shared thinking and emotional well-being (SSTEW) scale for 2-5-year-olds provision. IOE Press.

    • Siraj-Blatchford, I, Shepherd, D-L, Sammons, P, Taggart, B, Melhuish, EC, Sylva, K (2014) Effective Teachers in primary Schools: key research on pedagogy and children’s learning. Stoke on Trent: Trentham Books.

    • Melhuish, EC (2013) Improving the lives of children and young people: Case studies from Europe: Volume 3. School. Copenhagen: WHO Regional Office for Europe.

    • Melhuish, EC (2013) Improving the lives of children and young people: Case studies from Europe: Volume 2. Childhood. Copenhagen: WHO Regional Office for Europe.

    • Melhuish, EC (2013) Improving the lives of children and young people: case studies from Europe. Volume 1. Early years. Copenhagen: WHO Regional Office for Europe.

    • Europe, WHOROF (2013) Improving the Lives of Children and Young People Case Studies from Europe.

  • Book chapters

    • Melhuish, EC, Sammons, P, Sylva, K, Siraj-Blatchford, I, Taggart, B (2015) “Home, Pre-school and Primary school effects when children are aged 11”, In: E Mallou (ed.) Kindergarten Teachers’s Handbook: Theory and Action. Athens:

    • Melhuish, EC (2014) “Early childhood environments: long-term consequences of early childhood education and parenting”, In: Early Years Education and Care New Issues for Practice from Research. Routledge.

    • Melhuish, EC (2014) “The Impact of Early Childhood Education and Care on Improved Wellbeing”, In: If you could do one thing…Nine local actions to reduce health inequalities. London: British Academy.

    • Melhuish, EC (2013) “Acteurs, usagers et évaluation des dispositifs de prevention précoce: L’example des programmes EPPE et Sure Start au Royaume-Uni”, In: Les politiques de cohésion sociale Acteurs et instruments. Paris: Centre d’analyse stratégique. 130-136

    • Eisenstadt, N, Melhuish, EC (2013) “Developments in early years services in the United Kingdom (England)”, In: V Barnekow, BB Jensen, C Currie, A Dyson, N Eisenstadt, E Melhuish (eds.) Improving the lives of children and young people: Case studies from Europe. Volume 1. Early Years. Copenhagen: WHO Regional Office for Europe. 50-58

    • Melhuish, EC (2013) “Die frühkindliche Umgebung: langfristige Effekte von frühkindlicher Bildung und Erziehung”, In: Frühe Bildung in der Familie Perspektiven der Familienbildung. Beltz Juventa.

    • Sylva, K, Chan, LLS, Melhuish, E, Sammons, PM, Siraj-Blatchford, I, Taggart, B (2011) “Emergent Literacy Environments: Home and Pre-school Influences on Children’s Literacy Development”, In: Handbook of Early Literacy Research Vol. 3. London: Institute of Education. 97-117

    • Sylva, K, Chan, L, Sammons, PM, Melhuish, E, Siraj-Blatchford, I, Taggart, B (2011) “Emergent Literacy Environments: Home and Preschool Influences on Children’s Literacy Development”, In: Handbook of Early Literacy Research. New York: Guilford Press.

    • Melhuish, EC (2011) “Early Years Research and implications for policymaking: the UK experience”, In: Nordic Early Childhood Education and Care - Effects and Challenges. Oslo: Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research. 10-15

    • Melhuish, EC (2010) “A linked study: effective pre-school provision in Northern Ireland”, In: K Sylva, E Melhuish, P Sammons, I Siraj-Blatchford, B Taggart (eds.) Early Childhood Matters: Evidence from the Effective Pre-school and Primary Education Project. Abingdon: Routledge. 192-205

    • Melhuish, EC (2010) “Why children, parents and home learning are important”, In: K Sylva, E Melhuish, P Sammons, I Siraj-Blatchford, B Taggart (eds.) Early Childhood Matters: Evidence from the Effective Pre-school and Primary Education Project. London: Routledge.

    • Melhuish, EC (2010) “Fruhpadagogische Forschung und ihre Wirkung auf die Politik in Grossbritannien”, In: F Becker-Stoll, J Berkic, B Kalicki (eds.) Bildungsqualitat fur Kinder in den ersten drei jahren. Berlin: Cornelsen.

    • Melhuish, EC (2010) “England: Sure Start”, In: J Oates (ed.) Early Childhood in Focus: Supporting Parenting. Milton Keynes: Open University.

    • Melhuish, EC, Belsky, J (2010) “Evaluating Sure Start in England”, In: J Oates (ed.) Early Childhood in Focus: Supporting Parenting. Milton Keynes: Open University.

    • Melhuish, EC, Belsky, J, Barnes, J (2010) “Sure start and its evaluation in England”, In: R Tremblay, R Barr, R Peters, M Boivin (eds.) Encyclopedia on Early Childhood Development. Montreal, Quebec: Centre of Excellence for Early Childhood Development. 1-6

    • Belsky, J, Melhuish, EC (2009) “Early Intervention for Young Children and their Families in England: The Sure Start Journey Over the Last Decade”, In: U Von der Leyen, V Spidla (eds.) Voneinander lernen - miteinander handeln: Aufgaben und Perspektiven der Europdischen Allianz f|r Familien (Shared experience, concerted action: Ideas and perspectives in the European Alliance for Families). Baden-Baden, Germany: Nomos-Verlag.

    • Sammons, P, Anders, Y, Sylva, K, Melhuish, EC, Siraj-Blatchford, I, Taggart, B, Barreau, S (2009) “Children’s cognitive attainment and progress in English primary schools during Key Stage 2: Investigating the potential continuing influences of pre-school education”, In: Frühpädagogische Förderung in Institutionen Zeitschrift für Erziehungswissenschaft. Sonderheft 11 | 2008. Wiesbaden: Springer-Verlag. 179-198

    • Melhuish, EC, Belsky, J, Leyland, A, Barnes, J “Welche Auswirkungen hatte die Einfunhrung lokaler Sure Start Programme auf dreijahrige Kinder und ihre Familien in England? Eine quasi-experimentelle Beobachtungstudie”, In: K Sylva, B Taggart (eds.) Fruhe Bildung zahlt: Das Effective Pre-school and Primary Education Projekt (EPPE) und das Sure Start Programm. Berlin: DohrmanVelag.

  • Conference papers

    • Hall, J, Sylva, K, Melhuish, E, Sammons, P, Siraj-Blatchford, E, Taggart, B, Welcomme, W “Can pre-school protect?: Factors related to resilience in the development of pre-schoolers”, British Educational Research Association (BERA) Annual Conference. (Edinburgh)

    • Sammons, P, Hall, J, Sylva, K, Melhuish, E, Siraj-Blatchford, I, Taggart, B “Protecting the development of 5-11 year olds from the impacts of early disadvantage: The Role of Primary School Academic Effectiveness”, EARLI 2012 SIG 18 “Educational Effectiveness”. (Zurich, Switzerland)

    • Sutcliffe, AG, Barnes, J, Belsky, J, Gardiner, J, Melhuish, EC “Health of children born to mothers aged 40 years or over, analyses of two national cohort studies”, Archives of Disease in Childhood. (Warwick University) BMJ Publishing Group. 96(A59)

    • Evangelou, M, Taggart, B, Sylva, K, Melhuish, E, Sammons, P, Siraj-Blatchford, I EPPE 3-14: Transition between primary & secondary school: Evidence from the Effective Pre-school, Primary and Secondary Education Project.

    • Evangelou, M, Taggart, B, Sylva, K, Melhuish, E, Sammons, P, Siraj-Blatchford, I What makes a Successful Transition from Primary to Secondary School?. (Edinburgh)

    • Evangelou, M, Sammons, P, Taggart, B, Sylva, K, Melhuish, E, Siraj, I What makes a successful transition from primary to secondary school in England?. (Limassol, Cyprus)

  • Journal articles

    • Cliff, DP, McNeill, J, Vella, S, Howard, SJ, Kelly, MA, Angus, DJ, Wright, IM, Santos, R, Batterham, M, Melhuish, E, Okely, AD, de Rosnay, M (2017) “The Preschool Activity, Technology, Health, Adiposity, Behaviour and Cognition (PATH-ABC) cohort study: rationale and design.”, BMC pediatrics. 17(1) 95+.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1186/s12887-017-0846-4

    • Oei, JL, Melhuish, E, Uebel, H, Azzam, N, Breen, C, Burns, L, Hilder, L, Bajuk, B, Abdel-Latif, ME, Ward, M, Feller, JM, Falconer, J, Clews, S, Eastwood, J, Li, A, Wright, IM (2017) “Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome and High School Performance.”, Pediatrics. 139(2)
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2016-2651

    • Kleppe, R, Melhuish, E, Sandseter, EBH (2017) “Identifying and characterizing risky play in the age one-to-three years”, EUROPEAN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION RESEARCH JOURNAL. 25(3) 370-385.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1080/1350293X.2017.1308163

    • Qi, X, Melhuish, EC (2017) “Early childhood education and care in China: history, current trends and challenges”, Early Years. 37(3) 268-284.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1080/09575146.2016.1236780

    • Howard, SJ, Powell, T, Vasseleu, E, Johnstone, S, Melhuish, E (2017) “Enhancing Preschoolers' Executive Functions Through Embedding Cognitive Activities in Shared Book Reading”, EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY REVIEW. 29(1) 153-174.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1007/s10648-016-9364-4

    • Howard, SJ, Melhuish, E (2017) “An Early Years Toolbox for Assessing Early Executive Function, Language, Self-Regulation, and Social Development: Validity, Reliability, and Preliminary Norms.”, Journal of psychoeducational assessment. 35(3) 255-275.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1177/0734282916633009

    • Oei, JL, Melhuish, E, Uebel, H, Azzam, N, Breen, C, Burns, L, Hilder, L, Bajuk, B, Abdel-Latif, ME, Ward, M, Feller, JM, Falconer, J, Eastwood, J, Li, A, Wright, IM (2017) “Re: Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome and High School Performance Response”, PEDIATRICS. 139(6)
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2017-0972B

    • Barnes, J, Melhuish, EC (2017) “Amount and timing of group-based childcare from birth and cognitive development at 51 months: A UK study”, International Journal of Behavioral Development. 41(3) 360-370.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1177/0165025416635756

    • Melhuish, E, Howard, SJ, Siraj, I, Neilsen-Hewett, C, Kingston, D, de Rosnay, M, Duursma, E, Luu, B (2016) “Fostering Effective Early Learning (FEEL) through a professional development programme for early childhood educators to improve professional practice and child outcomes in the year before formal schooling: study protocol for a cluster randomised controlled trial.”, Trials. 17(1) 602+.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1186/s13063-016-1742-1

    • Cline, JI, Belsky, J, Li, Z, Melhuish, E, Lysenko, L, McFarquhar, T, Stevens, S, Jaffee, SR (2015) “Take your mind off it: Coping style, serotonin transporter linked polymorphic region genotype (5-HTTLPR), and children's internalizing and externalizing problems.”, Development and psychopathology. 27(4 Pt 1) 1129-1143.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1017/s0954579415000723

    • Gardiner, J, Sutcliffe, AG, Melhuish, E, Barnes, J (2015) “Paternal Age, Paternal Presence and Children's Health: An Observational Study.”, Pediatric reports. 7(1) 5659+.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.4081/pr.2015.5659

    • Sutcliffe, A, Barnes, J, Belsky, J, Gardiner, J, Melhuish, E (2012) “Health of children born to older mothers in the UK”, Archives of Disease in Childhood. 97(Suppl 1) A98.2-A99.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1136/archdischild-2012-301885.233

    • Belsky, J, Melhuish, E, Barnes, J (2008) “Research and Policy in Developing an Early Years’ Initiative: The Case of Sure Start”, International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy. 2(2) 1-13.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1007/2288-6729-2-2-1

    • Sammons, P, Anders, Y, Sylva, K, Melhuish, E, Siraj-Blatchford, I, Taggart, B, Barreau, S (2008) “Children's Cognitive Attainment and Progress in English Primary Schools During Key Stage 2: Investigating the potential continuing influences of pre-school education”, ZEITSCHRIFT FUR ERZIEHUNGSWISSENSCHAFT. 10 179-198.

    • Anning, A, Ball, M, Belsky, J, Melhuish, E (2007) “Predicting impact in an Early Years intervention: The design of a tool using qualitative and quantitative approaches”, Journal of Children's Services. 2(3) 27-42.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1108/17466660200700024

    • Melhuish, E, Sammons, PM, Sylva, K, Siraj-Blatchford, I, Taggart, B “Home, Pre-school and Primary school influences upon children’s educational attainment at age 11”, Revista de Política Educativa.

    • Taggart, B, Siraj-Blatchford, I, Sylva, K, Melhuish, E, Sammons, PM “Influencing policy and practice through research on early childhood education”, International Journal of Early Childhood Education. 14(2) 7-21.

    • Sammons, P, Sylva, K, Siraj-Blatchford, I, Melhuish, EC, Taggart, B “Is public investment in the early years worthwhile?”, Early Education. (54) 3-4.

    • Siraj-Blatchford, I, Mayo, A, Melhuish, EC, Taggart, B, Sammons, P, Sylva, K “The learning life course of at ‘risk’ children aged 3-16: Perceptions of students and parents about ‘succeeding against the odds’”, Scottish Educational Review. 14(2) 5-17.

    • Louca-Papaleontiou, E, Melhuish, EC, Philaretou, A “Introspective Abilities in preschool children”, Asian Transactions on Basic & Applied Sciences. (2) 14-30.

    • Basatemur, E, Melhuish, EC, Belsky, J, Barnes, J, Sutcliffe, A “Relationships between children’s cognitive performance and maternal and childhood obesity status”, Longitudinal and Life Course Studies. 1(3-Supplement)(129)

    • Melhuish, E, Sammons, PM, Sylva, K, Siraj-Blatchford, I, Taggart, B “Las influences del hogar, el pre-escolar y la escuela primaria sobre el rendimiento educativo a los once años del niño”, Revista de Politica Educativa. 3 63-92.

  • Internet publication

  • Reports

    • Resa, E, Ereky-Stevens, K, Wieduwilt, N, Penderi, E, Anders, Y, Petrogiannis, K, Melhuish, E (2016) Overview of quality monitoring systems and results of moderator analysis. CARE Curriculum Quality Analysis and Impact Review of European ECEC, WP4, D4.3.. Brussles:

    • Melhuish, EC (2016) Provision of quality early childcare services: Synthesis Report. Brussels: European Commission.

    • Melhuish, EC, Ereky-Stevens, K, Petrogiannis, K, Ariescu, A, Penderi, E, Rentzou, K, Tawell, A, Slot, P, Broekhuizen, M, Leserman, P (2015) A review of research on the effects of early childhood education and care (ECEC) on child development. CARE Curriculum quality analysis and impact review of European ECEC, WP4, D4.1.. Brussles:

    • Sammons, P, Toth, K, Sylva, K, Melhuish, EC, Siraj, I, Taggart, BL (2015) Pre-school and early home learning effects on A-level outcomes: Effective Pre-school, Primary & Secondary Education Project (EPPSE). London: DfE.

    • Sammons, PM, Toth, K, Sylva, K, Melhuish, E, Siraj, I, Taggart, B (2015) Pre-school and Early Home Learning Environment Effects on A-level Outcomes, DfE Research Report 472a and 472b (Technical Report). London: DfE.

    • Taggart, B, Sammons, P, Siraj, I, Sylva, K, Melhuish, EC, Toth, K, Smees, R, Hollingworth, K, Welcomme, W (2014) Effective Pre-school, Primary and Secondary Education Project (EPPSE 3-16+): Post 16 destinations. London: Institute of Education.

    • Sammons, PM, Sylva, K, Melhuish, E, Siraj, I, Taggart, B, Smees, R, Toth, K, Welcomme, W (2014) Influences on students' dispositions and well-being in Key Stage 4 age 16. London: Institute of Education & Department of Education.

    • Siraj, I, Hollingworth, K, Taggart, B, Sammons, PM, Melhuish, E, Sylva, K (2014) Report on students who are not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET). London: Institute of Education & Department of Education.

    • Taggart, B, Sammons, PM, Siraj, I, Sylva, K, Melhuish, E, Toth, K, Smees, R, Hollingworth, K, Welcomme, W (2014) Post age 16 destinations. London: Institute of Education & Department of Education.

    • Sammons, PM, Sylva, K, Melhuish, E, Siraj, I, Taggart, B, Smees, R, Toth, K, Welcomme, W (2014) Students' views of school in Key Stage 4 age 16. London: Institute of Education & Department of Education.

    • Sammons, PM, Sylva, K, Melhuish, E, Siraj, I, Taggart, B, Toth, K, Smees, R (2014) Influences on students' GCSE attainment and progress at age 16. London: DfE.

    • Sammons, P, Sylva, K, Melhuish, EC, Siraj, I, Taggart, B, Smees, R, Toth, K (2014) Influences on students’ social-behavioural development at age 16: Effective pre-school, primary and secondary education project (EPPSE). London: DfE.

    • Sammons, P, Sylva, K, Melhuish, EC, Siraj, I, Taggart, B, Smees, R, Toth, K (2014) Influences on students’ social-behavioural development at age 16: Effective pre-school, primary and secondary education project (EPPSE). London: DfE.

    • Sammons, P, Sylva, K, Melhuish, EC, Siraj, I, Taggart, B, Toth, K, Smees, R (2014) Influences on students’ GCSE attainment and progress at age 16: Effective pre-school, primary and secondary education project (EPPSE). London: DfE.

    • Sammons, P, Sylva, K, Melhuish, EC, Siraj, I, Taggart, B, Toth, K, Smees, R (2014) Influences on students’ GCSE attainment and progress at age 16: Effective pre-school, primary and secondary education project (EPPSE). London: DfE.

    • Sylva, K, Melhuish, EC, Sammons, P, Siraj, I, Taggart, B, Smees, R, Welcomme, W, Hollingworth, K (2014) Students’ educational and developmental outcomes at age 16: Effective pre-school, primary and secondary education (EPPSE). London: DfE.

    • Sylva, K, Melhuish, EC, Sammons, P, Siraj, I, Taggart, B, Smees, R, Toth, K, Welcomme, W, Hollingworth, K (2014) Students’ educational and developmental outcomes at age 16: Effective pre-school, primary and secondary education (EPPSE). London: DfE.

    • Siraj, I, Hollingsworth, K, Taggart, B, Sammons, P, Melhuish, EC, Sylva, K (2014) Effective Pre-school, Primary and Secondary Education Project (EPPSE 3-16+): Report on students who are not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET). London: Institute of Education.

    • Sammons, P, Sylva, K, Melhuish, EC, Siraj, I, Taggart, B, Smees, R, Toth, K, Welcomme, W (2014) Effective Pre-school, Primary and Secondary Education Project (EPPSE 3-16+): Influences on students’ dispositions and well-being in Key Stage 4 at age 16. London: Institute of Education.

    • Sammons, P, Sylva, K, Melhuish, EC, Siraj, I, Taggart, B, Smees, R, Toth, K, Welcomme, W (2014) Effective Pre-school, Primary and Secondary Education Project (EPPSE 3-16+: Students’ views of school in Key Stage4 at age 16. London: Institute of Education.

    • Sammons, PM, Sylva, K, Melhuish, E, Siraj, I, Taggart, B, Smees, R, Toth, K, Welcomme, W (2014) Influences on student's social-behavioural development at age 16. London: Institute of Education and DfE.

    • Sylva, K, Sammons, PM, Melhuish, E, Siraj, I, Taggart, B, Smees, R, Toth, K, Welcomme, W (2014) Students' educational and developmental outcomes at age 16: Final Report from Key Stage 4. London: DfE.

    • Jensen, BB, Currie, C, Dyson, A, Eisenstadt, N, Melhuish, EC (2013) European review of social determinants and the health divide in the WHO European Region. Copenhagen: WHO Regional Office for Europe.

    • Currie, C, Dyson, A, Eisenstadt, N, Jensen, BB, Melhuish, EC (2013) A good start for every child: Final report of the Early Years, Family and Education Task Group for the WHO European review of social determinants of health and the health divide. Copenhagen: WHO Europe.

    • Sylva, K, Melhuish, EC, Sammons, P, Siraj-Blatchford, I, Taggart, B (2012) Effective Pre-school, Primary and Secondary Education 3-14 Project (EPPSE 3-14) – Final Report from the Key Stage 3 Phase: Influences on Students’ Development form age 11-14. London: Department for Education.

    • Sylva, K, Melhuish, EC, Sammons, P, Siraj-Blatchford, I, Taggart, B (2012) Effective Pre-school, Primary and Secondary Education 3-14 Project (EPPSE 3-14) – Final Report from the Key Stage 3 Phase: Influences on Students’ Development form age 11-14. London: Department of Education.

    • Melhuish, EC (2012) The impact of Sure Start Local Programmes on seven year olds and their families. London: Department of Education.

    • Sammons, PM, Sylva, K, Melhuish, E, Siraj-Blatchford, I, Taggart, B, Smees, R, Draghici, D, Toth, K (2012) Effective Pre-school, Primary and Secondary Education 3-14 Project (EPPSE 3-14): Influences on students’ dispositions in Key Stage 3: Exploring Enjoyment of school, Popularity, Anxiety, Citizenship Values and Academic self-concept in Year 9. London: Department for Education.

    • Sammons, PM, Sylva, K, Melhuish, E, Siraj-Blatchford, I, Taggart, B, Draghici, D, Smees, R, Toth., K (2012) Effective Pre-School, Primary and Secondary Education Project (EPPSE 3-14): Influences on students’ development in Key Stage 3: Social-behavioural outcomes in Year 9.. Londoon: Department for Education.

    • Sammons, PM, Sylva, K, Melhuish, E, Siraj-Blatchford, I, Taggart, B, Toth, K, Draghici, D, Smees, R (2012) Effective Pre-School, Primary and Secondary Education Project (EPPSE 3-14): Influences on students’ attainment and progress in Key Stage 3: Academic outcomes in English, maths and science in Year 9. London: Department for Education.

    • Meadows, P, Melhuish, EC (2011) National evaluation of Sure Start local programmes: An economic perspective. London: Department for Education.

    • Sammons, P, Sylva, K, Melhuish, E, Siraj-Blatchford, I, Taggart, B, Smees, R, Draghici, D, Toth, K (2011) Effective Pre-School, Primary and Secondary Education Project (EPPSE 3-14) Students? Reports of Their Experiences of School in Year 9. London: EPPSE Project - Institute of Education.

    • Siraj-Blatchford, I, Mayo, A, Melhuish, EC, Taggart, B, Sammons, P, Sylva, K (2011) Performing against the odds: developmental trajectories of children in the EPPSE 3-16 study – Brief. London: Department of Education.

    • Siraj-Blatchford, I, Mayo, A, Melhuish, EC, Taggart, B, Sammons, P, Sylva, K (2011) Performing against the odds: developmental trajectories of children in the EPPSE 3-16 study. London: Department for Education.

    • Sammons, PM, Sylva, K, Melhuish, E, Siraj-Blatchford, I, Taggart, B, Smees, R, Draghici, D, Toth, K (2011) Effective Pre-school, Primary and Secondary Education 3-14 Project (EPPSE 3-14): Influences on students’ dispositions in Key Stage 3: Exploring Enjoyment of school, Popularity, Anxiety, Citizenship Values and Academic self-concept in Year 9.. London: Institute of Education and Department for Education.

    • Melhuish, EC (2011) Early Years Experience and Longer-term child development: Research and implications for policymaking. Paris: OECD.

    • Siraj-Blatchford, I, Shepard, D-L, Melhuish, EC, Taggart, B, Sammons, P, Sylva, K (2011) Effective Primary Pedagogical Strategies in English and Mathematics in Key Stage 2: A study of classroom practice from the EPPSE 3-16 longitudinal study. London: Department of Education.

    • Siraj-Blatchford, I, Shepherd, D-L, Melhuish, EC, Taggart, B, Sammons, P, Sylva, K (2011) Effective Primary Pedagogical Strategies in English and Mathematics in Key Stage 2: A study of Year 5 classroom practice from the EPPSE 3-16 longitudinal study. London: Department of Education.

    • Sammons, PM, Sylva, K, Melhuish, E, Siraj-Blatchford, I, Taggart, B, Draghici, D, Smees, R, Toth, K (2011) Effective Pre-School, Primary and Secondary Education Project (EPPSE 3-14): Influences on students’ development in Key Stage 3: Social-behavioural outcomes in Year 9. London: Department for Education.

    • Melhuish, EC, Belsky, J, MacPherson, K, Cullis, A (2010) The quality of group childcare settings used by 3-4 year old children in Sure Start local programme areas and the relationship with child outcomes. London: Department for Education.

    • Melhuish, EC, Quinn, L, Sylva, K, Sammons, P, Siraj-Blatchford, I, Taggart, B (2010) Pre-school Experience and Key Stage 2 performance in English and Mathematics. Belfast: Department for Education, Northern Ireland.

    • Melhuish, EC (2010) Impact of the Home Learning Environment on Child Cognitive Development: Secondary Analysis of Data from ‘Growing Up in Scotland’. Ediburgh: The Scottish Government.

    • Melhuish, EC (2010) The impact of Sure Start Local Programmes on five year olds and their families. London: Department for Education.

    • Sylva, K, Sammons, P, Siraj-Blatchford, I, Taggart, B, Smees, R, Melhuish, E (2008) Exploring pupils’ views of primary school in Year 5. London: Institute of Education, University of London.

    • Sammons, P, Sylva, K, Siraj-Blatchford, I, Taggart, B, Smees, R, Melhuish, E (2008) Influences on pupils’ self-perceptions in primary school: enjoyment of school, anxiety and isolation, and self-image in Year 5. London: Institute of Education, University of London.

    • Sylva, K, Melhuish, E, Sammons, P, Siraj-Blatchford, I, Taggart, B (2008) Effective Pre-school and Primary Education 3-11 Project (EPPE 3-11) Final report from the primary phase: Pre-school, school and family Influences on children’s development during Key Stage 2 (age 7-11). Nottingham: DCSF Publications.

    • Sammons, P, Sylva, K, Melhuish, EC, Siraj-Blatchford, I, Taggart, B, Jelicic, H, Smees, R, Barreau, S, Grabbe, Y (2008) “Effective Pre-school and Primary Education 3-11 Project (EPPE 3-11) Pupils’ self-perceptions and views of primary school in Year 5”, In: DCSF Research Brief. Nottingham: DCSF.

    • Sammons, PM, Sylva, K, Melhuish, E, Siraj-Blatchford, I, Taggart, B, Hunt, S, Jelicic, H (2008) Effective Pre-school and Primary Education 3-11 Project (EPPE 3-11) Influences on children’s cognitive and social development in Year 6. London: DCSF Publications.

    • Sammons, P, Sylva, K, Melhuish, EC, Siraj-Blatchford, I, Barreau, S, Grabbe, Y (2008) The Influence of School and Teaching Quality on Children’s Progress in Primary School. Nottingham: DCSF.

    • Sammons, P, Sylva, K, Melhuish, E, Siraj-Blatchford, I, Taggart, B, Hunt, S (2008) Effective Pre-school and Primary Education 3-11 Project (EPPE 3-11) Influences on children’s attainment and progress in Key Stage 2: cognitive outcomes in Year 6. Nottingham: DCSF Publications.

    • Evangelou, M, Taggart, B, Sylva, K, Melhuish, E, Sammons, P (2008) Effective Pre-school, Primary and Secondary Education 3-14 Project (EPPSE 3-14). What Makes a Successful Transition from Primary to Secondary School?. Nottingham: DCSF Publications.

    • Sammons, P, Sylva, K, Melhuish, E, Siraj-Blatchford, I, Taggart, B, Jelicic, H (2008) Effective Pre-school and Primary Education 3-11 Project (EPPE 3-11) Influences on children’s development and progress in Key Stage 2: social/behavioural outcomes in Year 6. Nottingham: DCSF Publications.

    • Sylva, K, Melhuish, E, Sammons, P, Taggart, B, Siraj-Blatchford, I, Hunt, S, Barreau, S, Welcomme, W (2008) Tracking and mobility over the pre-school and primary school period: Evidence from EPPE 3-11. London: Institute of Education, University of London.

    • Sammons, P, Sylva, K, Melhuish, E, Siraj-Blatchford, I, Taggart, B, Jelicic, H, Barreau, S, Grabbe, Y, Smees, R (2008) Relationships between pupils’ self-perceptions, views of primary school and their development in Year 5. London: Institute of Education, University of London.

    • Sylva, K, Sammons, P, Taggart, B, Siraj-Blatchford, I, Melhuish, E, Hall, J (2006) “Tracking children with SEN through the Early Years: Can education make a difference?”, In: The Vernon-Wall Lecture for the annual meeting of the Education Section of the British Psychological Society. British Psychological Society.

    • Sylva, K, Sammons, P, Melhuish, E, Siraj-Blatchford, I, Taggart, B, Elliot, K, Marsh, A (2004) The Continuing Effects of Pre-school Education at age 7 Years. DfES/London Institute of Education.

    • Sylva, K, Melhuish, E, Sammons, P, Siraj-Blatchford, I, Taggart, B (2004) Effective Pre-school Education. London: DfES/London Institute of Education.

    • Sylva, K, Sammons, P, Taggart, B, Smees, R, Melhuish, E, Siraj-Blatchford, I, Elliot, K (2004) The Early Years Transition & Special Educational Needs (EYTSEN) Project. DfES Publications.

    • Sylva, K, Sammons, P, Smees, R, Taggart, B, Melhuish, E, Siraj-Blatchford, I, Elliot, K (2004) Special Educational Needs in the Early Primary Years: Primary School entry up to the end of year 1. DfES Publications.

    • Sylva, K, Sammons, P, Melhuish, E, Siraj-Blatchford, I, Taggart, B, Elliot, K, Marsh, A (2004) Report on Year 6 Assessments. DfES/London Institute of Education.

  • Other

    • Melhuish, EC (2016) Provision of quality early childcare services: Short Report, Czech Republic. Brussels: European Commission.

    • Melhuish, EC (2016) Poskytování kvalitních služeb rané péče o děti: Krátká zprává, Česká Republika. Brussels: European Commission.

    • Melhuish, EC (2016) Hochwertige Betreuungsangebote für Kleinkinder. Kurzbericht, Tschechische Republik. Brussels: European Commission.

    • Melhuish, EC (2016) Offre de services de qualité pour la petite enfance: Examen par les pairs en matière de protection sociale et d’inclusion sociale 2015-2016. Résumé, République tchèque. Brussels: European Commission.

    • Melhuish, EC (2016) Discussion Paper: Provision of quality early childcare services. Prepared for the Peer Review in Social Protection and Social Inclusion programme. Brussels: European Commission.

    • Melhuish, EC, Belsky, J, Malin, A (2008) An Investigation of the Relationship between Financial Capability and Psychological Well-being in Mothers of Young Children in Poor Areas in England. FSA Occasional Paper Series. London: Financial Services Authority.(30)

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