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

  • ISOTIS

  • 2017-2019

    funded by the European Commission.

Publications:

  • Featured Publications

    • Melhuish, EC (2016) Provision of quality early childcare services: Synthesis Report. 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) Poskytování kvalitních služeb rané péče o děti: Krátká zprává, Česká Republika. Brussels: European Commission.

    • Melhuish, EC (2016) Provision of quality early childcare services: Short Report, Czech Republic. 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, Taggart, B, SAMMONS, P, MELHUISH, E, Sylva, K, Shepherd, D-L (2019) Teaching in Effective Primary Schools: Research into pedagogy and children's learning.. London: Trentham Books (UCL- IOE Press).

    • Litjens, I, Taguma, M, MELHUISH, E, Shmis, T (2017) Early Childhood Education and Care Policy review: Kazakhstan. Paris: OECD Publishing.

    • 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.

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

    • 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 3. School. Copenhagen: WHO Regional Office for Europe.

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

    • Sylva, K, Melhuish, E, Sammons, P, Siraj-Blatchford, I, Taggart, B (2010) Early childhood matters: Evidence from the effective pre-school and primary education project.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.4324/9780203862063

    • Sylva, K, Melhuish, E, Sammons, P, Siraj-Blatchford, I, Taggart, B (2010) Early Childhood Matters: Evidence from the Effective Pre-School and Primary Education Project. Oxford: Routledge.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1111/j.1099-0860.2010.00308.x

    • NESS Research Team (2008) The impact of Sure Start Local Programmes on three year olds and their families. London: DCSF.

    • Belsky, J, Barnes, J, Melhuish, E (2007) The national evaluation of sure start: Does area-based early intervention work?.

    • Melhuish, E, Petrogiannis, K (2006) Introducing international perspectives on early childhood care and education.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.4324/9780203967676

    • Melhuish, E, Petrogiannis, K (2006) Early childhood care and education: International perspectives.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.4324/9780203967676

    • Quinn, L, MELHUISH, E, Hanna, K, Sylva, K, Siraj-Blatchford, I, SAMMONS, P, Taggart, B, Doyle, A (2005) The Effective Pre-school Provision in Northern Ireland Project, Technical Paper 12: Pre-school Experience and Literacy and Numeracy Development At the End of Key Stage 1. Belfast: Stranmillis University Press.

    • NESS Research Team (2005) Variation in Sure Start Local Programmes Effectiveness: Early Preliminary Findings. Surestart Report 14. London: DfES.

    • NESS Research Team (2005) Early Impacts of Sure Start Local Programmes on Children and Families. Surestart Report 13. London: DfES.

    • MELHUISH, E, Quinn, L, Hanna, K, Sylva, K, Siraj-Blatchford, I, SAMMONS, P, Taggart, B (2004) The Effective Pre-school Provision in Northern Ireland Project, Technical Paper 9: Pre-school Experience and Social/Behavioural Development at the End of Year 2 of Primary School. Belfast: Stranmillis University Press.

    • SAMMONS, P, Sylva, K, MELHUISH, E, Siraj-Blatchford, I, Taggart, B, Elliot, K, Marsh, A (2004) The Effective Provision of Pre-school Education (EPPE) Project, Technical Paper 11: The Continuing Effects of PreSchool Education at Age 7 Years. London: Institute of Education.

    • SAMMONS, P, Sylva, K, MELHUISH, E, Siraj-Blatchford, I, Taggart, B, Elliot, K, Marsh, A (2004) The Effective Provision of Pre-school Education (EPPE) Project, Technical Paper 9: Report on age 6 assessment. London: Institute of Education.

    • Quinn, L, MELHUISH, E, Hanna, K, Sylva, K, SAMMONS, P, Siraj-Blatchford, I, Taggart, B (2004) The Effective Pre-school Provision in Northern Ireland Project, Technical Paper 7: Pre-school Experience and Social/Behavioural Development at the End of Year 1 of Primary School. Belfast: Stranmillis University Press.

    • Quinn, L, Hanna, K, MELHUISH, E, Siraj-Blatchford, I, Sylva, K, SAMMONS, P, Taggart, B (2004) The Effective Pre-school Provision in Northern Ireland Project, Technical Paper 8: EPPNI Case Studies. Belfast: Stranmillis University Press.

    • MELHUISH, E, Quinn, L, Hanna, K, Sylva, K, Siraj-Blatchford, I, SAMMONS, P, Taggart, B (2004) The Effective Pre-school Provision in Northern Ireland Project, Technical Paper 10: Pre-school Experience and Literacy and Numeracy Development at the End of Year 2 of Primary School. Belfast: Stranmillis University Press.

    • MELHUISH, E, Hanna, K, Quinn, L, Sylva, K, Siraj-Blatchford, I, SAMMONS, P, Taggart, B (2004) The Effective Pre-school Provision in Northern Ireland Project, Technical Paper 11: Pre-school Experience and Social/Behavioural Development At the End of Year 3 of Primary School. Belfast: Stranmillis University Press.

    • Melhuish, E (2004) A literature review of the impact of early years provision upon young children, with emphasis given to children from disadvantaged backgrounds: Report to the Comptroller and Auditor General. London. London: National Audit Office.

    • NESS Research Team (2004) Improving the employability of parents in Sure Start local programmes. London: DfES.

    • NESS Research Team (2004) Towards understanding Sure Start local programmes: Summary of findings from the national evaluation. London: DfES.

    • NESS Research Team (2004) The Impact of Sure Start local programmes on Child Development and Family Functioning: Report of preliminary findings. London: DfES.

    • Sylva, K, Melhuish, E, Sammons, P, Siraj-Blatchford, I, Taggart, B (2004) The Effective Provision of Pre-School Education (EPPE) Project Technical Paper 12: The Final Report - Effective Pre-School Education. Institute of Education, University of London/ Department for Education and Skills.

    • NESS Research Team (2004) Characteristics of Sure Start local programmes 2001/2. London: DfES.

    • Melhuish, E, Organization, DT (2004) Child Benefits The Importance of Investing in Quality Childcare.

    • SAMMONS, P, Sylva, K, MELHUISH, E, Siraj-Blatchford, I, Taggart, B, Elliot, K (2003) The Effective Provision of Pre-school Education Project, Technical Paper 8b: Measuring the Impact of Pre-School on Children’s Social/Behavioural Development over the Pre-School Period. London: Institute of Education.

    • Siraj-Blatchford, I, Sylva, K, Taggart, B, SAMMONS, P, MELHUISH, E, Elliot, K (2003) The Effective Provision of Pre-school Education (EPPE) Project, Technical Paper 10: Intensive Case Studies of Practice across the Foundation Stage. London: Institute of Education.

    • Quinn, L, MELHUISH, E, Sylva, K, SAMMONS, P, Siraj-Blatchford, I, Taggart, B, Hanna, K, Sweeney, G (2003) The Effective Pre-school Provision in Northern Ireland Project, Technical Paper Technical Paper 6: Pre-school experience and cognitive development and progress at the end of Year 1. Belfast: Stranmillis Press.

    • MELHUISH, E, Quinn, L, Sylva, K, SAMMONS, P, Siraj-Blatchford, I, Taggart, B, Shields, C (2002) The Effective Pre-school Provision in Northern Ireland Project, Technical Paper 5: Pre-school Experience and Cognitive Development at the Start of Primary School. Belfast: Stranmillis Press.

    • MELHUISH, E, Quinn, L, McSherry, K, Sylva, K, SAMMONS, P, Siraj-Blatchford, I, Taggart, B, Guimares, S (2002) The Effective Pre-school Provision in Northern Ireland Project, Technical Paper 1: Characteristics of Pre-school Environments in Northern Ireland: An Analysis of Observational Data. Belfast: Stranmillis Press.

    • Quinn, L, Colhoun, J, Taggart, B, MELHUISH, E, Siraj-Blatchford, I, Sylva, K, SAMMONS, P, McSherry, K (2002) The Effective Pre-school Provision in Northern Ireland Project, Technical Paper 3: Pre-school Centre Characteristics: An Analysis of Centre Manager Interviews. Belfast: Stranmillis University Press.

    • SAMMONS, P, Sylva, K, MELHUISH, E, Siraj-Blatchford, I, Taggart, B, Elliot, K (2002) The Effective Provision of Pre-school Education Project, Technical Paper 8a: Measuring the Impact of Pre-School on Children’s Cognitive Progress over the Pre-School Period. London: Institute of Education.

    • Petrogiannis, K, MELHUISH, E (2001) International perspectives on pre-school research. Athens: Kastaniotis.

    • MELHUISH, E, Sylva, K, SAMMONS, P, Siraj-Blatchford, I, Taggart, B (2001) The Effective Provision of Pre-school Education Project, Technical Paper 7: Social/behavioural and Cognitive Development at 3-4 years in relation to family background. London: Institute of Education.

    • Taggart, B, MELHUISH, E, Siraj-Blatchford, I, Sylva, K, SAMMONS, P (2000) The Effective Provision of Pre-school Education Project, Technical Paper 5: Characteristics of the Centres in the EPPE Sample: Interviews. London: Institute of Education.

    • Sylva, K, SAMMONS, P, MELHUISH, E, Siraj-Blatchford, I, Taggart, B (1999) The Effective Provision of Pre-school Education Project, Technical Paper 6A: Characteristics of Pre-school Environments. London: Institute of Education.

    • Sylva, K, SAMMONS, P, MELHUISH, E, Siraj-Blatchford, I, Taggart, B (1999) The Effective Provision of Pre-school Education Project, Technical Paper 6: Characteristics of the centres in the EPPE sample: Observational profiles. London: Institute of Education.

    • MELHUISH, E, Sylva, K, SAMMONS, P, Siraj-Blatchford, I, Taggart, B (1999) The Effective Provision of Pre-school Education Project, Technical Paper 4: Parent, family and child characteristics in relation to type of pre-school and socio-economic differences. London: Institute of Education.

    • Siraj-Blatchford, I, Sylva, K, MELHUISH, E, SAMMONS, P, Taggart, B (1999) The Effective Provision of Pre-school Education Project, Technical Paper 3: Contextualising EPPE: Interviews with Local Authority coordinators and centre managers. London: Institute of Education.

    • SAMMONS, P, Sylva, K, MELHUISH, E, Siraj-Blatchford, I, Taggart, B (1999) The Effective Provision of Pre-school Education Project, Technical Paper 2: Characteristics of the EPPE project sample at entry to the study. London: Institute of Education.

    • Sylva, K, SAMMONS, P, MELHUISH, E, Siraj-Blatchford, I, Taggart, B (1999) The Effective Provision of Pre-school Education Project, Technical Paper 1: An introduction to the EPPE project. London: Institute of Education.

    • MELHUISH, E, Moss, P (1995) Day care for young children: International perspectives (Korean edition). Seoul: Ewha Women's University.

    • MELHUISH, E, Moss, P (1994) Day care for young children: International perspectives (Japanese Edition). Tokyo: UNI Agency Inc.

    • Hennessy, E, Martin, S, Moss, P, MELHUISH, E (1992) Children and Day Care Lessons from Research. London: Paul Chapman Pub.

    • Brophy, J, Statham, J, Moss, P, MELHUISH, E, Owen, C (1992) Playgroups in Practice Self-help and Public Policy. London: HMSO.

    • Moss, P, Melhuish, EC (1991) Current Issues in Day Care for Young Children Research and Policy Implications : Papers from a Conference at London University, February 27-28 1990. London: HMSO.

    • Moss, P, MELHUISH, E (1991) Day Care for Young Children International Perspectives. Routledge.

    • Lloyd, E, Statham, J, MELHUISH, E, Owen, C, Moss, P (1990) Playgroups in a changing world. London: H.M.S.O.

  • Book chapters

    • GARDINER, J, Bolton, C, Sutcliffe, A, MELHUISH, E (2019) “The Educational Progress of Children in Out of Home Care in the UK”, In: Education in Out-of-Home Care. Children’s Well-Being: Indicators and Research, vol 22. Cham: Springer. 61-74
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-26372-0_5

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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

    • 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

    • Friedman, SL, Melhuish, E, Hill, C (2010) “Childcare Research at the Dawn of a New Millennium: An Update”, In: The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Infant Development: Second Edition. 359-379
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1002/9781444327588.ch14

    • 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, 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

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

    • 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) “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, E, Belsky, J, Barnes, J (2010) “Child health and well-being in the early years: The National Evaluation of Sure Start”, In: Evidence-Based Public Health: Effectiveness and Efficiency.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563623.003.013

    • 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, E, Belsky, J, Anning, A, Ball, M (2007) “Variation in Sure Start Local Programmes: Consequences for children and families”, In: The National Evaluation of Sure Start: Does Area-Based Early Intervention Work?. 155-172

    • Melhuish, E, Hall, SD (2007) “The policy background to Sure Start”, In: The National Evaluation of Sure Start: Does Area-Based Early Intervention Work?. 3-21

    • Belsky, J, Melhuish, E (2007) “Impact of Sure Start Local Programmes on children and families”, In: The National Evaluation of Sure Start: Does Area-Based Early Intervention Work?. 133-154

    • Melhuish, E (2006) “Policy and research on preschool care and education in the UK”, In: Early Childhood Care and Education: International Perspectives. 43-64
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.4324/9780203967676

    • Melhuish, E, Petrogiannis, K (2006) “An international overview of early childhood care and education”, In: Early Childhood Care and Education: International Perspectives. 167-177
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.4324/9780203967676

    • MELHUISH, E, Gambles, C, Kumar, R (1988) “Maternal mental illness and the mother - infant relationship”, In: R Kumar, IF Brockington (eds.) Motherhood and Mental Illness 2: Causes and Consequences. London: Wright/Butterworth.

    • Melhuish, E (1988) “Etude du comportement socio-affectif a dix-huit mois en function du mode de garde”, In: B Cramer (ed.) Psychiatrie du Bébé: Nouvelles Frontières. Paris: Editions Eshel.

    • MELHUISH, E (1986) “A proposal for a method of assessment”, In: JL Cox, R Kumar, FR Margison, LJ Downey (eds.) Current Approaches - Puerperal Mental Illness. Southampton: Duphar/Transmedica.

    • MELHUISH, E (1980) “An Approach to teaching doctors social skills”, In: WT Singleton,, P Spurgeon, RB Stammers (eds.) An Analysis of Social Skill. NATO CONFERENCE SERIES. New York and London: Plenum.

    • 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

    • Cline, J, Jaffee, S, Belsky, J, Li, Z, Melhuish, E, Stevens, S, Watson, B (2019) “Take your mind off it: coping style, 5HTTLPR and children's problem behaviors”, EUROPEAN NEUROPSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY. 29 S748-S749.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.euroneuro.2017.06.089

    • 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)

    • 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, 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.

    • 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)

    • 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)

    • 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)

  • Journal articles

    • Brushe, ME, Lynch, JW, Reilly, S, Melhuish, E, Brinkman, SA (2020) “How many words are Australian children hearing in the first year of life?”, BMC Pediatrics. 20(1)
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1186/s12887-020-1946-0

    • MELHUISH, E, SIRAJ, I, KINGSTON, D (2020) “Can professional development in the early years bring improved outcomes for children?”, Researching Education.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4283377

    • Melhuish, E, Gardiner, J (2019) “Structural factors and policy change as related to the quality of early childhood education and care for 3–4 year olds in the UK”, Frontiers in Education. 4
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.3389/feduc.2019.00035

    • Morton, R, Wright, IM, Yeoh, SL, Eastwood, J, Melhuish, E, Ward, M, Oei, JL (2019) “Cognitive and motor outcomes of children with prenatal opioid exposure: a systematic review and meta-analysis”, JAMA network open. 2(7) e197025-e197025.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2019.7025

    • Wright, IM, Uebel, H, Melhuish, E, Eastwood, J, Oei, JL (2019) “Prenatal opioid exposure research: shortcomings and solutions.”, Journal of addiction medicine.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1097/adm.0000000000000590

    • Siraj, I, Howard, SJ, Kingston, D, Neilsen-Hewett, C, Melhuish, EC, de Rosnay, M (2019) “Comparing regulatory and non-regulatory indices of early childhood education and care (ECEC) quality in the Australian early childhood sector”, The Australian Educational Researcher. 46(3) 365-365.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1007/s13384-019-00325-3

    • Howard, SJ, Cook, CJ, Everts, L, Melhuish, E, Scerif, G, Norris, S, Twine, R, Kahn, K, Draper, CE (2019) “Challenging socioeconomic status: A cross‐cultural comparison of early executive function”, Developmental Science. 23(1)
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1111/desc.12854

    • Toth, K, Sammons, P, Sylva, K, Melhuish, E, Siraj, I, Taggart, B (2019) “Home learning environment across time: the role of early years HLE and background in predicting HLE at later ages”, School Effectiveness and School Improvement. 31(1 The Home Learning Environment and its Role in Shaping Children’s Educational Development) 1-24.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1080/09243453.2019.1618348

    • Howard, SJ, Neilsen-Hewett, C, de Rosnay, M, Vasseleu, E, Melhuish, E (2019) “Evaluating the viability of a structured observational approach to assessing early self-regulation”, EARLY CHILDHOOD RESEARCH QUARTERLY. 48 186-197.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecresq.2019.03.003

    • Murray, L, Jennings, S, Mortimer, A, Prout, A, Melhuish, E, Hughes, C, Duncan, J, Holmes, J, Dishington, C, Cooper, PJ (2018) “The impact of early-years provision in Children's Centres (EPICC) on child cognitive and socio-emotional development: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial”, Trials. 19
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1186/s13063-018-2700-x

    • Howard, SJ, SIRAJ, I, Melhuish, E, Kingston, D, Neilsen-Hewett, C, de Rosnay, M, Duursma, E, Luu, B (2018) “Measuring interactional quality in pre-school settings: Introduction and validation of the Sustained Shared Thinking and Emotional Wellbeing (SSTEW) scale”, Early Child Development and Care. 190(7) 1017-1030.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1080/03004430.2018.1511549

    • Eliassen, E, Melhuish, E, Zachrisson, HD (2017) “Is cognitive development at three years of age associated with ECEC quality in Norway?”, EUROPEAN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION RESEARCH JOURNAL. 26(1) 97-110.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1080/1350293X.2018.1412050

    • Sammons, PM, Sylva, K, Hall, J, Siraj, I, Melhuish, E, Taggart, B, Mathers, S (2017) “Establishing the effects of quality in early childhood: comparing evidence from England”, Early Education. Occasional Paper. March 2017

    • Sutcliffe, AG, Gardiner, J, Melhuish, E (2017) “Educational progress of looked-after children in England: A study using group trajectory analysis”, Pediatrics. 140(3) .-..
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2017-0503

    • Melhuish, E, Hammer, D, Howard, SJ (2017) “Do aspects of social, emotional and behavioural development in the pre-school period predict later cognitive and academic attainment?”, AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF EDUCATION. 61(3) 270-287.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1177/0004944117729514

    • Barnes, J, Stuart, J, Allen, E, Petrou, S, Sturgess, J, Barlow, J, Macdonald, G, Spiby, H, Aistrop, D, Melhuish, E, Kim, SW, Elbourne, D (2017) “Randomized controlled trial and economic evaluation of nurse-led group support for young mothers during pregnancy and the first year postpartum versus usual care.”, Trials. 18
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1186/s13063-017-2259-y

    • Cliff, DP, McNeill, J, Howard, SJ, Santos, R, Batterham, M, Melhuish, E, Okely, AD, De Rosnay, M (2017) “Adherence to 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for the Early Years and associations with social-cognitive development among Australian preschool children.”, BMC Public Health. 17
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-017-4858-7

    • 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

    • Oei, JL, Melhuish, E, Uebel, H, Azzam, N, Breen, C, Burns, L, Hilder, L, Bajuk, B, Abdel-Latif, ME, Ward, M, Falconer, J, Feller, JM, Clews, S, Eastwood, J, Wright, IM, Li, A (2017) “Authors’ response”, Pediatrics. 139(6) 1-2.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2017-0972B

    • 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, 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

    • Barnes, J, Stuart, J, Allen, E, Petrou, S, Sturgess, J, Barlow, J, Macdonald, G, Spiby, H, Aistrop, D, Melhuish, E, Kim, S, Pink, J, Datta, J, Elbourne, D (2017) “Results of the First Steps study: a randomised controlled trial and economic evaluation of the Group Family Nurse Partnership (gFNP) programme compared with usual care in improving outcomes for high-risk mothers and their children and preventing abuse”, Public Health Research. 5(9) 1-152.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.3310/phr05090

    • 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) 95-95.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1186/s12887-017-0846-4

    • 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 (2016) “Early childhood education and care in China: history, current trends and challenges”, Early Years. 1-17.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1080/09575146.2016.1236780

    • Barnes, J, Melhuish, E (2016) “Amount and timing of group-based childcare from birth and cognitive development at 51 months”, 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 creators-16995.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1186/s13063-016-1742-1

    • Melhuish, E (2016) “Longitudinal research and early years policy development in the UK”, International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy. 10(1)
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1186/s40723-016-0019-1

    • 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

    • Sammons, P, Toth, K, Sylva, K, Melhuish, E, Siraj, I, Taggart, B (2015) “The long-term role of the home learning environment in shaping students’ academic attainment in secondary school”, Journal of Children’s Services. 10(3) 189-201.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1108/JCS-02-2015-0007

    • 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

    • Jaffee, SR, McFarquhar, T, Stevens, S, Ouellet-Morin, I, Melhuish, E, Belsky, J (2015) “Interactive effects of early and recent exposure to stressful contexts on cortisol reactivity in middle childhood”, Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry and Allied Disciplines. 56(2) 138-146.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1111/jcpp.12287

    • Barnes, J, Gardiner, J, Sutcliffe, A, Melhuish, E (2014) “The parenting of preschool children by older mothers in the United Kingdom”, EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY. 11(4) 397-419.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1080/17405629.2013.863728

    • Sutcliffe, AG, Melhuish, E, Barnes, J, Gardiner, J (2014) “Health and development of children born after assisted reproductive technology and sub-fertility compared to naturally conceived children: data from a national study.”, Pediatric reports. 6(1) 5118+.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.4081/pr.2014.5118

    • Melhuish, E, Sammons, P, Sylva, K, Siraj-Blatchford, I, Taggart, B (2014) “Home, pre-school and primary school influences upon children’s educational attainment at age 11”, Education Policy Analysis Archives. 22 1-26.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.14507/epaa.v22.1893

    • Barnes, J, Aistrop, D, Allen, E, Barlow, J, Elbourne, D, Macdonald, G, Melhuish, E, Petrou, S, Pink, J, Snowdon, C, Spiby, H, Stuart, J, Sturgess, J (2013) “First steps: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial of the effectiveness of the Group Family Nurse Partnership (gFNP) program compared to routine care in improving outcomes for high-risk mothers and their children and preventing abuse.”, Trials. 14
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1186/1745-6215-14-285

    • Melhuish, E, Tradução, MK (2013) “Longer-term effects of early childhood education & care: Evidence and policy”, Cadernos de Pesquisa. 43(148) 124-149.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1590/S0100-15742013000100007

    • Hall, J, Sylva, K, Sammons, P, Melhuish, E, Siraj-Blatchford, I, Taggart, B (2013) “Can preschool protect young children's cognitive and social development? Variation by center quality and duration of attendance”, School Effectiveness and School Improvement. 24(2) 155-176.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1080/09243453.2012.749793

    • Melhuish, E, Quinn, L, Sylva, K, Sammons, P, Siraj-Blatchford, I, Taggart, B (2013) “Preschool affects longer term literacy and numeracy: results from a general population longitudinal study in Northern Ireland”, SCHOOL EFFECTIVENESS AND SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT. 24(2) 234-250.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1080/09243453.2012.749796

    • Sammons, P, Hall, J, Sylva, K, Melhuish, E, Siraj-Blatchford, I, Taggart, B (2013) “Protecting the development of 511-year-olds from the impacts of early disadvantage: the role of primary school academic effectiveness”, SCHOOL EFFECTIVENESS AND SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT. 24(2) 251-268.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1080/09243453.2012.749797

    • Basatemur, E, Gardiner, J, Williams, C, Melhuish, E, Barnes, J, Sutcliffe, A (2013) “Maternal prepregnancy BMI and child cognition: a longitudinal cohort study.”, Pediatrics. 131(1) 56-63.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2012-0788

    • Melhuish, E, Quinn, L, Sylva, K, Sammons, P, Siraj-Blatchford, I, Taggart, B (2013) “Preschool affects longer term literacy and numeracy: Results from a general population longitudinal study in Northern Ireland”, School Effectiveness and School Improvement. 24(2) 234-250.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1080/09243453.2012.749796

    • Sylva, K, Sammons, P, Chan, LLS, Melhuish, E, Siraj-Blatchford, I, Taggart, B (2013) “The effects of early experiences at home and pre-school on gains in English and mathematics in primary school: a multilevel study in England”, Zeitschrift f�r Erziehungswissenschaft. 16
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1007/s11618-013-0364-6

    • Oberklaid, F, Baird, G, Blair, M, Melhuish, E, Hall, D (2013) “Children's health and development: approaches to early identification and intervention.”, Archives of disease in childhood. 98(12) 1008-1011.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1136/archdischild-2013-304091

    • Busch, V, Van Stel, HF, De Leeuw, JRJ, Melhuish, E, Schrijvers, AJP (2013) “Multidisciplinary integrated Parent and Child Centres in Amsterdam: a qualitative study.”, International journal of integrated care. 13 e013+.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.5334/ijic.887

    • 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

    • Sutcliffe, AG, Barnes, J, Belsky, J, Gardiner, J, Melhuish, E (2012) “The health and development of children born to older mothers in the United Kingdom: observational study using longitudinal cohort data.”, BMJ (Clinical research ed.). 345 e5116+.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e5116

    • Daglar, M, Melhuish, E, Barnes, J (2011) “Parenting and preschool child behaviour among Turkish immigrant, migrant and non-migrant families”, EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY. 8(3) 261-279.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1080/17405621003710827

    • Melhuish, EC (2011) “Education. Preschool matters.”, Science (New York, N.Y.). 333(6040) 299-300.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1126/science.1209459

    • Taggart, B, Sylva, K, Melhuish, E, Sammons, P, Siraj-Blatchford, I (2011) “The power of pre-school: Evidence from the Eppe project”, Cadernos de Pesquisa. 41(142) 68-99.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1590/S0100-15742011000100005

    • Sylva, K, Melhuish, E, Sammons, P, Siraj-Blatchford, I, Taggart, B (2011) “Pre-school quality and educational outcomes at age 11: Low quality has little benefit”, Journal of Early Childhood Research. 9(2) 109-124.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1177/1476718X10387900

    • Anders, Y, Taggart, B, Sammons, P, Sylva, K, Melhuish, E, Siraj-Blatchford, I (2011) “The influence of child, family, home factors and pre-school education on the identification of special educational needs at age 10”, British Educational Research Journal. 37(3) 421-441.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1080/01411921003725338

    • Barnes, J, Belsky, J, Frost, M, Melhuish, E (2011) “Neighborhood characteristics and mental health: the relevance for mothers of infants in deprived English neighborhoods.”, Social psychiatry and psychiatric epidemiology. 46(12) 1243-1249.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1007/s00127-010-0298-8

    • Hall, J, Sammons, PM, Sylva, K, Melhuish, E, Taggart, B, Siraj-Blatchford, I, Smees, R (2010) “Measuring the cumulative risk to children’s cognitive development: Confirmatory factor analysis using formative measurement”, British Journal of Developmental Psychology. 37(3) 421-441.

    • Melhuish, E, Belsky, J, Barnes, J (2010) “Evaluation and value of Sure Start.”, Archives of disease in childhood. 95(3) 159-161.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1136/adc.2009.161018

    • Hall, J, Sammons, P, Sylva, K, Melhuish, E, Taggart, B, Siraj-Blatchford, I, Smees, R (2010) “Measuring the combined risk to young children's cognitive development: an alternative to cumulative indices”, British Journal of Developmental Psychology. 28(Pt 2) 219-238.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1348/026151008X399925

    • Hall, J, Sylva, K, Melhuish, E, Sammons, P, Siraj-Blatchford, I, Taggart, B (2009) “The role of pre-school quality in promoting resilience in the cognitive development of young children”, Oxford Review of Education. 35 331-352.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1080/03054980902934613

    • Belsky, J, Leyland, A, Barnes, J, Melhuish, E (2009) “Sure start in England.”, Lancet (London, England). 373(9661) 381+.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1016/s0140-6736(09)60132-x

    • Siraj-Blatchford, I, Taggart, B, Sylva, K, Sammons, P, Melhuish, E (2008) “Towards the transformation of practice in early childhood education: The effective provision of pre-school education (EPPE) project”, Cambridge Journal of Education. 38(1) 23-36.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1080/03057640801889956

    • 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)
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1007/2288-6729-2-2-1

    • Melhuish, EC, Sylva, K, Sammons, P, Siraj-Blatchford, I, Taggart, B, Phan, MB, Malin, A (2008) “The early years. Preschool influences on mathematics achievement.”, SCIENCE. 321(5893) 1161-1162.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1126/science.1158808

    • Melhuish, E, Belsky, J, Leyland, AH, Barnes, J, National Evaluation of Sure Start Research Team (2008) “Effects of fully-established Sure Start Local Programmes on 3-year-old children and their families living in England: a quasi-experimental observational study.”, Lancet (London, England). 372(9650) 1641-1647.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1016/s0140-6736(08)61687-6

    • Melhuish, E, Belsky, J, Anning, A, Ball, M, Barnes, J, Romaniuk, H, Leyland, A, NESS Research Team (2007) “Variation in community intervention programmes and consequences for children and families: the example of Sure Start Local Programmes.”, Journal of child psychology and psychiatry, and allied disciplines. 48(6) 543-551.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1111/j.1469-7610.2007.01705.x

    • Melhuish, E, Phan, M, Sylva, K, Sammons, P, Siraj, I, Taggart, B (2007) “Effects of the home learning environment and preschool center experience upon literacy and numeracy development in early primary school”, Journal of Social Issues. 64(1) 95-114.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1111/j.1540-4560.2008.00550.x

    • Sylva, K, Taggart, B, Melhuish, E, Sammons, P, Siraj-Blatchford, I (2007) “Changing models of research to inform educational policy”, Research Papers in Education. 22(2) 155-168.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1080/02671520701296098

    • Melhuish, EC (2007) “Parenting training improves problem behaviour in children at risk of conduct disorder: Commentary”, Evidence-Based Mental Health. 10(4) 125+.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1136/ebmh.10.4.125

    • Belsky, J, Melhuish, E, Barnes, J, Leyland, AH, Romaniuk, H (2006) “Effects of Sure Start local programmes on children and families: early findings from a quasi-experimental, cross sectional study.”, BMJ (Clinical research ed.). 332(7556) 1476+.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.38853.451748.2f

    • Sylva, K, Siraj-Blatchford, I, Taggart, B, Sammons, P, Melhuish, E, Elliot, K, Tatsika, V (2006) “Capturing quality in early childhood through environmental rating scales”, Early Childhood Research Quarterly. 21(1) 76-92.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecresq.2006.01.003

    • Barnes, J, Belsky, J, Broomfield, KA, Melhuish, E, Tea, NESSR (2006) “Neighbourhood deprivation, school disorder and academic achievement in primary schools in deprived communities in England”, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF BEHAVIORAL DEVELOPMENT. 30(2) 127-136.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1177/0165025406063585

    • Siraj-Blatchford, I, Sammons, P, Taggart, B, Sylva, K, Melhuish, E (2006) “Educational research and evidence-based policy: The mixed-method approach of the eppe project”, Evaluation and Research in Education. 19(2) 63-82.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.2167/eri419.0

    • Taggart, B, Sammons, P, Smees, R, Sylva, K, Melhuish, E, Siraj-Blatchford, I, Elliot, K, Lunt, I (2006) “Early identification of special educational needs and the definition of 'at risk': The Early Years Transition and Special Educational Needs (EYTSEN) Project”, British Journal of Special Education. 33 40-45.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8578.2006.00410.x

    • Barnes, J, Belsky, J, Broomfield, KA, Melhuish, E (2006) “Neighbourhood deprivation, school disorder and academic achievement in primary schools in deprived communities in England”, International Journal of Behavioral Development. 30(2) 127-136.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1177/0165025406063585

    • Barnes, J, Belsky, J, Broomfield, KA, Dave, S, Frost, M, Melhuish, E, National Evaluation of Sure Start Research Team (2005) “Disadvantaged but different: variation among deprived communities in relation to child and family well-being.”, Journal of child psychology and psychiatry, and allied disciplines. 46(9) 952-962.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1111/j.1469-7610.2004.00392.x

    • Tunstill, J, Allnock, D, Akhurst, S, Garbers, C, Anning, A, Ball, M, Barnes, J, Belsky, J, Botting, B, Frost, M, Kurtz, Z, Leyland, A, Meadows, P, Melhuish, E (2005) “Sure start local programmes: Implications of case study data from the national evaluation of sure start”, Children and Society. 19(2) 158-171.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1002/chi.864

    • Sammons, P, Siraj-Blatchford, I, Sylva, K, Melhuish, E, Taggart, B, Elliot, K (2005) “Investigating the effects of pre-school provision: Using mixed methods in the EPPE research”, International Journal of Social Research Methodology. 8(3) 207-224.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1080/13645570500154840

    • Sammons, P, Elliot, K, Sylva, K, Melhuish, E, Siraj-Blatchford, I, Taggart, B (2004) “The impact of pre-school on young children's cognitive attainments at entry to reception”, British Educational Research Journal. 30(5) 691-712.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1080/0141192042000234656

    • Melhuish, EC (2001) “The quest for quality in early day care and preschool experience continues”, International Journal of Behavioral Development. 25(1) 1-6.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1080/01650250042000492

    • Pellegrini, AD, Melhuish, E, Jones, I, Trojanowska, L, Gilden, R (2000) “Social. contexts of learning literate language - The role of varied, familiar, and close peer relationships”, LEARNING AND INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES. 12(4) 375-389.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1016/S1041-6080(02)00044-4

    • Hipwell, AE, Goossens, FA, Melhuish, EC, Kumar, R (2000) “Severe maternal psychopathology and infant-mother attachment.”, Development and psychopathology. 12(2) 157-175.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1017/s0954579400002030

    • MELHUISH, E, Sylva, K, SAMMONS, P, SIRAJ, I, Taggart, B “Developing 21st century skills in early childhood: the contribution of process quality to self-regulation and pro-social behaviour”, Zeitschrift für Erziehungswissenschaft.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1007/s11618-020-00945-x

    • MELHUISH, E “Does an integrated, wrap-around school and community service model in an early learning setting improve academic outcomes for children from low socioeconomic backgrounds?”, Early Child Development and Care.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1080/03004430.2020.1803298

    • Anning, A, Ball, M, Belsky, J, Melhuish, EC “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

    • Baker, W, Sammons, P, Siraj-Blatchford, I, Sylva, K, Melhuish, EC, Taggart, B “Aspirations, education and inequality in England: insights from the Effective Provision of Pre-school, Primary and Secondary Education Project”, OXFORD REVIEW OF EDUCATION. 40(5) 525-542.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1080/03054985.2014.953921

    • MELHUISH, E, Barnes, J, GARDINER, J, SIRAJ, I, SAMMONS, P, Sylva, K, Taggart, B “A study of the long-term influence of early childhood education and care on the risk for developing special educational needs”, Exceptionality Education International.

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

    • 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.

    • Sammons, PM, Anders, Y, Sylva, K, Melhuish, E, Siraj-Blatchford, I, Taggart, B, Barreau, S “Children's Cognitive Attainment and Progress in English Primary Schools During Key Stage 2: Investigating the potential continuing influences of pre-school education”, Zeitschrift für Erziehungswissenschaft. (Special Issue 11/2008) 179-198.

    • 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.

    • 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 “Home, Pre-school and Primary school influences upon children’s educational attainment at age 11”, Revista de Política Educativa.

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  • Reports

    • Paull, G, Wilson, C, MELHUISH, E, GARDINER, J (2020) Study of Early Education and Development (SEED): Financial returns to early education spending: Research report. DFE-RR954.. London: DfE.

    • MELHUISH, E, GARDINER, J (2020) Study of Early Education and Development (SEED): Impact study on early education use and child outcomes up to age 5 years: Technical Annex. DFE-RR953a.. London: DfE.

    • MELHUISH, E, GARDINER, J (2020) Study of Early Education and Development (SEED): Impact study on early education use and child outcomes up to age 5 years: Research brief. DFE-RB953.. London: DfE.

    • MELHUISH, E, GARDINER, J (2020) Study of Early Education and Development (SEED): Impact study on early education use and child outcomes up to age 5 years: Research report. DFE-RR953.. London: Department for Education.

    • MELHUISH, E (2018) Study of Early Education and Development (SEED): Impact Study on Early Education Use and Child Outcomes up to age four years. Research Report. Department of Education.

    • Barnes, J, CROCIANI, S, DANIEL, S, FEYER, F, GIUDICI, C, GUERRA, JC, KARWOWSKA-STRUCZYK, M, LEITÃO, C, LESEMAN, P, MEIJERS, C, MELHUISH, E, PASTORI, GG, PETROGIANNIS, K, SKAMNAKIS, C, TAKOU, R, VAN ROSSUM, E, WYSŁOWSKA, O, ZACHRISSON, HD (2018) Comprehensive review of the literature on inter-agency working with young children, incorporating findings from case studies of good practice in inter-agency working with young children and their families within Europe. Report to the European Union under grant agreement No. 72706.. Brussels, Belgium: European Union.

    • SIRAJ, I, Howard, S, Neilsen-Hewett, C, MELHUISH, E, Kingston, D, de Rosnay, M, Duursma, E, Luu, B (2018) Fostering Effective Early Learning (FEEL) study. Australia: New South Wales Government.

    • BARNES, J, MELHUISH, E, GUERRA, JC, KARWOWSKA-STRUCZYK, M, PETROGIANNIS, K, WYSLOWSKA, O, ZACHRISSON, HD (2017) Inter-agency coordination of services for children and families. Initial literature review. Report to the European Union under grant agreement No. 72706.. Brussels, Belgium: European Union.

    • SIRAJ, I, Kingston, D, Neilsen-Hewett, C, Howard, S, MELHUISH, E, de Rosnay, M (2017) Fostering Effective Early Learning: A review of the current international evidence considering quality in early childhood education and care programmes - in delivery, pedagogy and child outcomes. Australia: New South Wales Government.

    • 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.. Brussels: ECEC.

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

    • 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.

    • 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.. Brussels: ECEC.

    • 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, 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 (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). BRIEF. 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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, 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 students' dispositions and well-being in Key Stage 4 age 16. London: Institute of Education & Department of Education.

    • 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, 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.

    • Currie, C, Dyson, A, Eisenstadt, N, Jensen, BB, Melhuish, EC (2013) Early years, family and education task group: report European review of social determinants of health and the health divide in the WHO European Region. Copenhagen: WHO Europe.

    • Taggart, B, Sammons, PM, Sylva, K, Melhuish, E, Siraj-Blatchford, I, Elliot, K, Walker-Hall, J (2013) Ratios in Pre-School Settings: An exploration of the relationships with children’s educational outcomes. 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.

    • 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.

    • 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, E, Sammons, PM, Siraj-Blatchford, I, Taggart, B, Hunt, S, Jelicic, H (2012) The effect of starting pre-school at age 2 on long term academic and social-behavioural outcomes in Year 6 for more deprived children: Analyses conducted for the Strategy Unit. DfE.

    • NESS Research Team (2012) The impact of Sure Start Local Programmes on seven year olds and their families: Research Report. London: Department of Education.

    • NESS Research Team (2012) The impact of Sure Start Local Programmes on seven year olds and their families: Research Brief. London: Department of 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.

    • Sammons, PM, Sylva, K, Melhuish, E, Siraj-Blatchford, I, Taggart, B, Smees, R, Draghici, D, Toth, K (2012) Influences on students’ dispositions in Key Stage 3: Exploring enjoyment of school, popularity, anxiety, citizenship values and academic self-concepts in Year 9. 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.

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

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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, 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, 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 (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, 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.

    • NESS (2010) The impact of Sure Start Local Programmes on five year olds and their families: Research Report. 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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, 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, 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.

    • 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, 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, 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.

    • 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) Report on Year 6 Assessments. DfES/London Institute of Education.

    • 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, Sammons, P, Taggart, B, Smees, R, Melhuish, E, Siraj-Blatchford, I, Elliot, K (2004) The early years transition and special educational needs (EYTSEN) project. DfES Publications.

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

    • MELHUISH, E (1999) Characteristics of children and families using pre-school provision in Northern Ireland. Department of Education Northern Ireland.

    • MELHUISH, E, Morgan, L (1998) Traveller children and educational need in Wales: A report for Save the Children Fund and Welsh Office. Cardiff: Welsh Office.

    • MELHUISH, E (1998) Effective pre-school provision in Northern Ireland (EPPNI). Department of Education Northern Ireland.

    • Evans, JHP, MELHUISH, E (1991) First report of a feasibility study for North Wales training courses in Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy and Speech and Language Therapy: A report to the Welsh Office. Bangor: University of Wales.

    • Moss, P, Lloyd, E, MELHUISH, E, Owen, C (1989) Memorandum on playgroup research. Parliamentary Select Committee on Preschool Education. London: HMSO.

    • MELHUISH, E, Moss, P (1988) Report to the Chief Scientist. London: DHSS.

    • Moss, P, MELHUISH, E (1987) Interim report on the Day Care and Young Mothers Projects. London: DHSS.

    • MELHUISH, E, Moss, P (1985) Progress report on the first stage of the diverse family lifestyles programme. London: DHSS.

    • Moss, P, MELHUISH, E (1984) Report on diverse family lifestyles programme. London: DHSS.

  • Other

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

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

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

    • Melhuish, E, Quinn, L, Hanna, K, Sylva, K, Siraj-Blatchford, I, Sammons, P, Taggart, B (2006) Effective Pre-school Provision in Northern Ireland (EPPNI) Summary Report. Belfast, N.I.: Stranmillis University College Belfast.

    • Hanna, K, Melhuish, E, Quinn, L, Sylva, K, Siraj-Blatchford, I, SAMMONS, P, Taggart, B (2005) The Effective Pre-school Provision Northern Ireland (EPPNI) Project: Technical Paper 13: Identifying and Monitoring Changes in Special Educational Needs in the Early Years.. Belfast, N.I.: Stranmillis Press.

    • Quinn, L, Hanna, K, Melhuish, E, Siraj-Blatchford, I, Sylva, K, Sammons, P, Taggart, B (2004) Effective Pre-school Provision Northern Ireland (EPPNI) Project: Case Studies of Early Years Settings. Belfast, N.I.: Stranmillis Press.

    • Melhuish, E, Hanna, K, Quinn, L, Sylva, K, Siraj-Blatchford, I, Sammons, P, Taggart, B (2004) The Effective Pre-school Provision Northern Ireland (EPPNI) Project: Technical Paper 11: Pre-school Experience and Social/Behavioural Development at the End of Year 3 of Primary School.. Belfast, N.I.: Stranmillis Press.

    • Quinn, L, Melhuish, E, Hanna, K, Sylva, K, Sammons, P, Siraj-Blatchford, I, Taggart, B (2004) The Effective Pre-school Provision Northern Ireland (EPPNI) Project: Technical Paper 7: Pre-school Experience and Social/Behavioural Development at the End of Year 1 of Primary School.. Belfast, N.I.: The Stranmillis Press.

    • Melhuish, E, Quinn, L, Hanna, K, Sylva, K, Siraj-Blatchford, I, Sammons, P, Taggart, B (2004) The Effective Pre-school Provision Northern Ireland (EPPNI) Project: Technical Paper 9: Pre-school Experience and Social/Behavioural Development at the End of Year 2 of Primary School.. Belfast, N.I.: Stranmillis Press.

    • Taggart, B, Sammons, P, Smees, R, Sylva, K, Melhuish, E, Siraj-Blatchford, I, Elliot, K (2004) The Early Years Transition and Special Education Needs (EYTSEN) Project: Technical Paper 3: Special Educational Needs in the Early Years: The Parents’ Perspective. London: Institute of Education, University of London/ Department for Education and Skills.

    • Sammons, P, Taggart, B, Smees, R, Sylva, K, Melhuish, E, Siraj-Blatchford, I, Elliot, K (2003) The Early Years Transition & Special Educational Needs (EYTSEN) Project. Nottingham: Department for Education and Skills.

    • MELHUISH, E, Quinn, L, Sylva, K, SAMMONS, P, Siraj-Blatchford, I, Taggart, B, Currie, G (2002) The Effective Pre-school Provision in Northern Ireland Project, Technical Paper 4: Pre-school Experience and Social/behavioural Development at the Start of Primary School. Belfast: Stranmillis Press.

    • Sammons, P, Smees, R, Taggart, B, Sylva, K, Melhuish, E, Siraj-Blatchford, I, Elliot, K (2002) The Early Years Transition and Special Educational Needs (EYTSEN) Project: Technical Paper 1: Special Needs Across the Pre-School Period. London: Institute of Education, University of London/ Department for Education and Skills.

    • MELHUISH, E, Quinn, L, Sylva, K, SAMMONS, P, Siraj-Blatchford, I, Taggart, B, McSherry, K, McCrory, M (2001) The Effective Pre-school Provision in Northern Ireland Project, Technical Paper 2: Cognitive and Social/behavioural Development at 3-4 years in Relation to Family Background. Belfast: Stranmillis Press.

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