The National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT) has welcomed research which highlights the contribution of Children’s Centres in improving the life chances of disadvantaged young people.
In its report, 'Children’s Centres in 2011', Action for Children demonstrates how providing access to a wide range of support services early on in childhood is paramount to achieving positive outcomes for children who often face multiple issues.
Russell Hobby, General Secretary of the NAHT, said the data was further proof of the essential nature of early years provision.
Mr Hobby said: “This welcome research demonstrates once again the vital importance of high quality early years education. If you get it right here - and large numbers of Children's Centres are getting right - then all else flows more easily.
"At the same time, the research reminds us how many families with young children are struggling to hold it all together under the pressures of modern life. A truly shocking number of our most vulnerable citizens are under threat and this needs to be taken extremely seriously. Children's Centres can be a haven of support, advice and care but they cannot right all the wrongs of society by themselves."
Page Published: 13/07/2011