Counting the cost


This ground-breaking study tracked costs for the delivery of 186,712 hours of early years education and childcare for 5,635 funded and non-funded children in 100 early years settings. The research received widespread media coverage and contributed to House of Lords Select Committee on Affordable Childcare.

The original report has subsequently been built upon to evaluate the cost of election pledges on early education and childcare, and the impact of introducing a 'National Living Wage'