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30 hours free childcare local evaluation

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Guidance for local authorities evaluating the impact of 30 hours free childcare in their area.


Evaluation guidance for 30 hours free childcare

Ref: DFE-00272-2018PDF, 1.28MB, 37 pages

30 hours free childcare: local authority monitoring toolkit

ODS, 8.61MB

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30 hours free childcare: local authority monitoring toolkit

MS Excel Spreadsheet, 9.58MB


This guidance and spreadsheet tool is for local authorities and childcare providers.

It offers best practice guidance on:

  • conducting local evaluation
  • gathering evidence
  • supporting local decision-making to enable effective delivery
  • comparing evaluations with other LAs
  • using evaluation methods and questions

See the findings from the Childcare and early years survey of parents: 2014 to 2015.

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