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No shortcuts: quality and the free childcare extension

Gordon Cameron and Claire Harding

From September 2017, working parents of three and four year olds in England will be able to access 30 hours of free childcare per week during school term time. The importance of the quality of early education and childcare has long been recognised. This report focuses on the potential changes to quality of provision resulting from the 30 hour offer, and identifies steps that can be taken to make sure that quality in the early years continues to improve.

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