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Issues in the development of children’s centres on nursery and primary school sites

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This paper explores the development of children's centres in England between 2004 and 2008, focusing on the newly created centres that have been located on primary and nursery school sites. Using both an analysis of policy documents and interview data from three urban local authorities, we examine the use of premises and the differing priorities of centre staff and school heads, particularly in relation to the balance of services between early years education, childcare and family support. We also explore governance issues, focusing especially on patterns of accountability. In so doing, we also examine the tensions that exist between children's centres located on primary and on nursery school sites and the schools themselves.

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http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/38903/

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