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“What is left…?”: The Implications of Losing Maintained Nursery Schools for Vulnerable Children and Families in England

Solvason, Carla ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3072-0079, Webb, R. and Sutton-Tsang, Samantha ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0302-7842 (2020) “What is left…?”: The Implications of Losing Maintained Nursery Schools for Vulnerable Children and Families in England. Children & Society. ISSN 951-0605 (print) 1099-0860 (eISSN) (In Press)

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Abstract

This TACTYC funded research highlights the role that Maintained Nursery Schools (MNS) play in supporting families within areas of extreme social deprivation in the UK. Data collected through survey and interview demonstrated the positive impact that these schools have upon disadvantaged children and their families, providing a breadth and depth of ongoing care, against a backdrop of ongoing fiscal cuts and uncertainty. Often this provision was in lieu of the reported minimisation of other social services support for struggling families. We argue in this paper that the loss of these state institutions could be highly detrimental to the families that they currently support.

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This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License, which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited and is not used for commercial purposes.© 2020 The Authors. Children & Society published by National Children's Bureau and John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

Uncontrolled Discrete Keywords: care, disadvantage, early years, families, Maintained Nursery Schools
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: College of Arts, Humanities and Education > School of Education
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Copyright Info: Open access article
Depositing User: Carla Solvason
Date Deposited: 07 May 2020 09:46
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2020 17:35
URI: https://eprints.worc.ac.uk/id/eprint/9399

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