Research on the experiences of children and parents from the study of early education and development (SEED) longitudinal study during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Applies to England


Study of early education and development (SEED): Findings from the Coronavirus (COVID-19) follow-up

Ref: ISBN 978-1-83870-295-3, DFE-RR1168PDF, 1.68MB, 156 pages


This research is part of the longitudinal study of early education and development (SEED).

The report explores:

  • children’s schooling during the COVID-19 related restrictions from March to October 2020, including school attendance, remote education and additional tuition
  • children’s health, special educational needs, health behaviours and socialisation and parents’ mental health during the pandemic
  • the changes in children’s socio-emotional development since the age of 4 years old and explores how these relate to their educational experiences, the early years home environment, parenting styles, and specific experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • the degree of closeness in child-parent relationships during the pandemic

Published 29 October 2021