21st century children’s centres

Publication | 06 Jun 2013

The Innovation Unit and the Pen Green Research Base were commissioned by the DfE (then DCSF) to organise a series of Think Tanks to ask some fundamental questions about children’s centres and their future.

This report describes what the Think Tanks revealed and explores the possibilities for future innovation. Some of the themes that emerged are illustrated with examples of effective practices in children’s centres. These are based on research visits to centres involved in the Think Tanks where best practice could be observed.

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