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Providing a Sure Start: How government discovered early childhood

Naomi Eisenstadt


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. This book offers insight into the key debates on services for young children, as well as how decisions are made in a highly political context.

Keywords: Sure Start, England, young children, government programmes, politics, policy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9781847427304
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781847427304.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Naomi Eisenstadt, author