CYP_2_compressed.jpgEvaluation of Learning Years: the 3, 4, 5 Early Years' Support Service


Client: Youngballymun, Ireland

Youngballymun's Learning Years (Support) Service works with early childhood care and educational centres/practitioners in Ballymun, Dublin, to support and promote better outcomes for children in designated areas of disadvantage through innovation, effective planning, integration and service delivery.

In partnership with Dr Christine Stephen at the University of Stirling, SQW was appointed by Youngballymun to evaluate the success and impact of the Learning Years (Support) Service.

We adopted a mixed method approach which included the mapping of early years' provision in Ballymun, in-depth interviews with early years' practitioners and community organisations, as well as discussions with parents.

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