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EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION AND CARE PROVISION: INTERNATIONAL REVIEW OF POLICY, DELIVERY AND FUNDING

DescriptionThis report provides an overview of the current situation regarding early childhood education and care provision in Scotland, England, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Slovenia, France and the Netherlands.
ISBN9781782564164
Official Print Publication Date
Website Publication DateJune 29, 2013

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ISBN 978 1 78256 416 4
ISSN 2045-6964
DPPAS 13952

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Dr Ingela Naumann, Ms Caitlin McLean, Dr Alison Koslowski, Prof Kay Tisdall (CRFR, University of Edinburgh), and Ms Eva Lloyd (ICMEC, University of East London)

Centre for Research on Families and Relationships The University of Edinburgh

Contents

List of Tables

List of Summary Boxes

Key terms within country reports

1 Introduction
1.1 Aims and objectives
1.2 Methodology for this review

2 Country Report: Scotland
2.1 Key findings
2.2 Concepts and objectives guiding ECEC development
2.3 Socio-economic context
2.4 Employment patterns
2.5 Welfare system and social support for families with children

2.6 Leave policies for families with small children
2.6.1 Structure
2.6.2 Payment and funding
2.6.3 Role of employers
2.6.4 Uptake of leave

2.7 National framework of ECEC
2.7.1 Governance
2.7.2 Types of services
2.7.3 Public/private mix of provision
2.7.4 Financing and costs

2.8 Access levels and patterns of use

2.9 System of quality assurance in ECEC
2.9.1 Inspection, monitoring and quality assurance
2.9.2 Workforce qualifications

2.10 Historical overview of ECEC policy
2.11 Conclusion

3 Country Report: England
3.1 Key findings
3.2 Concepts and objectives guiding ECEC development
3.3 Socio-economic context
3.4 Employment patterns
3.5 Welfare system and social support for families with children

3.6 Leave policies for families with small children
3.6.1 Structure
3.6.2 Payment and funding
3.6.3 Role of employer
3.6.4 Uptake of leave

3.7 National framework of ECEC
3.7.1 Governance
3.7.2 Types of services
3.7.3 Public/private mix of provision
3.7.4 Financing and costs

3.8 Access levels and patterns of use

3.9 System of quality assurance in ECEC
3.9.1 Inspection, monitoring and quality assurance
3.9.2 Workforce qualifications

3.10 Historical overview of ECEC Policy

3.11 Conclusion

4 Country Report: Sweden
4.1 Key Findings
4.2 Concepts and objectives guiding ECEC development
4.3 Socio-economic context
4.4 Employment patterns
4.5 Welfare system and social support for families with small children

4.6 Leave policies for families with small children
4.6.1 Structure
4.6.2 Payment and funding
4.6.3 Role of employers
4.6.4 Uptake of parental leave

4.7 National framework of ECEC
4.7.1 Governance
4.7.2 Types of services
4.7.3 Public/private mix of provision
4.7.4 Financing and costs

4.8 Access levels and patterns of use

4.9 System of quality assurance in ECEC
4.9.1 Inspection, monitoring and quality assurance
4.9.2 Workforce qualifications

4.10 Historical overview of ECEC policy

4.11 Conclusion

5 Country Report: Denmark
5.1 Key findings
5.2 Concepts and objectives guiding ECEC development
5.3 Socio-economic context
5.4 Employment patterns
5.5 Welfare system and social support for families with children

5.6 Leave policies for families with small children
5.6.1 Structure
5.6.2 Payment and funding
5.6.3 Role of employers
5.6.4 Uptake of parental leave

5.7 National framework of ECEC
5.7.1 Governance
5.7.2 Types of services
5.7.3 Public/private mix of provision
5.7.4 Financing and costs

5.8 Access levels and patterns of use

5.9 System of quality assurance in ECEC
5.9.1 Inspection, monitoring and quality assurance
5.9.2 Workforce qualifications

5.10 Historical overview of ECEC policy

5.11 Conclusion

6 Country Report: Norway
6.1 Key findings
6.2 Concepts and objectives guiding ECEC development
6.3 Socio-economic context
6.4 Employment patterns
6.5 Welfare system and social support for families with children

6.6 Leave policies for families with small children
6.6.1 Structure
6.6.2 Payment and funding
6.6.3 Role of employers
6.6.4 Uptake of parental leave

6.7 National framework of ECEC
6.7.1 Governance
6.7.2 Types of services
6.7.3 Public/private mix of provision
6.7.4 Financing and costs

6.8 Access levels and patterns of use

6.9 System of quality assurance in ECEC
6.9.1 Inspection, monitoring and quality assurance
6.9.2 Workforce qualifications

6.10 Historical overview of ECEC policy

6.11 Conclusion

7 Country Report: Slovenia
7.1 Key Findings
7.2 Concepts and objectives guiding ECEC development
7.3 Socio-economic context
7.4 Employment patterns
7.5 Welfare system and social support for families with children

7.6 Leave policies for families with small children
7.6.1 Structure
7.6.2 Payment and funding
7.6.3 Role of employers
7.6.4 Uptake of leave

7.7 National framework of ECEC
7.7.1 Governance
7.7.2 Types of services
7.7.3 Public/private mix of provision
7.7.4 Financing and costs

7.8 Access levels and patterns of use

7.9 System of quality assurance in ECEC
7.9.1 Inspection, monitoring and quality assurance
7.9.2 Workforce qualification

7.10 Historical overview of ECEC policy

7.11 Conclusion

8 Country report: France
8.1 Key findings
8.2 Concepts and objectives guiding ECEC development
8.3 Socio-economic context
8.4 Employment patterns
8.5 Welfare system and social support for families with children

8.6 Leave policies for families with small children
8.6.1 Structure
8.6.2 Payment and funding
8.6.3 Role of employer
8.6.4 Uptake of leave

8.7 National framework of ECEC
8.7.1 Governance
8.7.2 Types of services
8.7.3 Public/private mix of provision
8.7.4 Financing and costs

8.8 Access levels and patterns of use

8.9 System of quality assurance in ECEC
8.9.1 Inspection, monitoring and quality assurance
8.9.2 Workforce qualifications

8.10 Historical overview of ECEC policy

8.11 Conclusion

9 Country Report: Netherlands
9.1 Key Findings
9.2 Concepts and objectives guiding ECEC development
9.3 Socio-economic context
9.4 Employment patterns
9.5 Welfare system and social support for families with children

9.6 Leave policies for families with small children
9.6.1 Structure
9.6.2 Payment and funding
9.6.3 Role of employers
9.6.4 Uptake of leave

9.7 National framework of ECEC
9.7.1 Governance
9.7.2 Types of services
9.7.3 Public/private mix of provision
9.7.4 Financing and costs

9.8 Access levels and patterns of use

9.9 System of quality assurance in ECEC
9.9.1 Inspection, monitoring and quality assurance
9.9.2 Workforce qualifications

9.10 Historical overview over ECEC policy

9.11 Conclusion

10 International TARGETS and PROGRESS
10.1 European Union targets

10.2 Access to ECEC
10.2.1 Participation in formal childcare
10.2.2 Funding

10.3 Quality in ECEC provision
10.3.1 Integration of 'care' and 'education'
10.3.2 Curricular development
10.3.3 Staff qualifications

10.4 Parental employment rates

10.5 Conclusion