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National evaluation of Flying Start

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  • Release date: 18 January 2016
  • Next update: 31 January 2017
Flying Start aims to make a decisive difference to the lives of children in the most disadvantaged communities.

It offers eligible parents free quality childcare for 2-3 year olds, parenting support, an enhanced health visitor service and support for speech, language and communication.

Messages from the reports will be used to inform the future delivery of the Flying Start programme.

Latest report

Qualitative Research with Flying Start Families: Wave 1 report

This is the first report from a three-year qualitative research project with Flying Start parents. The aim of the research is explore experiences and perceived impacts for families throughout their engagement with the programme. Drawing on the first year of fieldwork, this report describes parents’ views on their engagement, experiences and perceived impacts of the programme so far.


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