October 2021

Early education use and child outcomes up to age 7

Report summary

This report:

  • addresses the associations between the amount of different types of early childhood education and care (ECEC) that children receive age 2 to 5 years and child development at the end of key stage one (KS1)
  • considers how the age of starting ECEC may be associated with child development at KS1
  • investigates the impact of the home environment, parenting and the quality of the parent and child relationship on development at KS1