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What to expect
By combining wide-ranged data and mixed methods we will bring the most robust and comprehensive evidence-base to an innovative co-production process (including policy-makers and stakeholder-partners). This way we will develop a policy-toolkit on childcare that helps families and communities, can be applied locally, and scales nationally.
This Policy Toolkit will encompass a typology of the childcare needs of different groups, identifying particular problems faced within the current policy guidelines. Specifying these gaps will enable policy-makers to formulate targeted policies that support protected groups thus adding value to a wide range of government initiatives to tackle Covid-19. It will provide guidelines and implementation pathways for local stakeholders, community groups and partnerships for designing high-quality local childcare solutions grounded in robust evidence of lessons learned from earlier practices.
The Policy Toolkit is likely to be published by the end of the summer 2021 so please bear with us while our research progresses.