National Evaluation of the Graduate Leader Fund

(DCSF, 2007-2010)

The Graduate Leadership Fund is a major strategic initiative designed to help deliver the Government’s long term commitment to transforming the quality of early years child care.

The aim is to establish whether the Graduate Leadership Fund helps to increase the skills of the childcare workforce and childcare quality. A sample of over 300 early childhood settings in England (including a ‘funded’ and a ‘comparison’ group) will be used to assess whether the funding has made a difference to the quality of provision offered to children.

The ‘Evaluation of the Graduate Leader Fund’ by Sandra Mathers et al is now available here.

Staff: Sandra Mathers, Professor Kathy Sylva and Dr Arjette Karemaker, in collaboration with the National Centre for Social Research (NatCen)

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