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Providing a Sure Start: How government discovered early childhood (Paperback)
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Providing a Sure Start: How government discovered early childhood (Paperback)

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Paperback 192 Pages / Published: 28/09/2011
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This book tells the story of Sure Start, one of the flagship programmes of the last government. It tells how Sure Start was set up, the numerous changes it went through, and how it has changed the landscape of services for all young children in England. Offering insight into the key debates on services for young children, as well as how decisions are made in a highly political context, it will be of keen interest to policy academics, senior managers of public services and all those with a keen interest in developing services for young children.

Publisher: Policy Press
ISBN: 9781847427298
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 295 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 13 mm


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"[Eisenstadt's] account of Sure Start is well-informed, clear and comprehensive, but also lively, engaging and deeply insightful." Jane Waldfogel, Journal of Children's Services, Vol 7 No 2 2012.
"[Eisenstadt's] account of Sure Start is well-informed, clear and comprehensive, but also lively, engaging and deeply insightful." Jane Waldfogel, Journal of Children's Services, Vol 7 No 2 2012.
"This book will provide a fascinating read for scholars of politics, social policy and for all those involved with providing services for young children and their families." Jacqueline Barnes, Journal of Social Policy
"This candid and topical discussion from a Sure Start insider provides clear lessons for policymakers and the wider children's policy agenda." Polly Toynbee, Guardian
"A rare achievement, this book gives both a personal story and an excellent description of the policy making process. Eisenstadt eloquently describes the tensions and pressures, as well as the achievements, in providing new services for young children and families." Kathy Sylva, Professor of Educational Psychology University of Oxford

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