Life Chances Inquiry

Response to the Education Select Committee: It is difficult to over-estimate the importance of Early Years education in determining life chances and promoting social justice.

Extensive research over many years highlights the crucial role played by quality early education in children’s cognitive, social and behavioural development. This has the biggest impact on disadvantaged children, who are less likely to receive this input at home. 

We are concerned that some recent government policies and priorities actively work against the provision of high quality, integrated Early Years services, serving to increase rather than decrease the advantage gap. 

Read the full response here.