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The Early Years Miracle?

The government spends billions on free early years education. The theory is that this is good for children, their parents and society. But does the evidence add up?

The government spends billions on free early years education. The theory goes that this is good for children, their parents and society as a whole. But does the evidence stack up? Despite the policy's lofty intentions, Professor Alison Wolf discovers that the results aren’t at all what anyone expected.

Contributors include:

Steven Barnett - National Institute for Early Education Research at Rutgers University
Christine Farquharson - Institute for Fiscal Studies
Liz Roberts - Nursery World Magazine
Torsten Bell - Resolution Foundation
Lynne Burnham - Mothers at Home Matter
Neil Leitch - Early Years Alliance

Presenter: Professor Alison Wolf
Producer: Beth Sagar Fenton
Editor: Jasper Corbett

With thanks to N Family Club

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28 minutes

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