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Evaluation of the Early Years Hub Pilot

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 17th October 2019.

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Photo of Jennette Arnold Jennette Arnold Labour

The Mayor has established an Early Years Hub pilot (in Barnet, Newham and Wandsworth and Merton) to improve access to high-quality early education for London’s less advantaged families. The pilot is due to finish in December 2020. How will the pilot be robustly evaluated to determine whether the initiative should be scaled up to other London Boroughs?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

In 2018, the GLA appointed an external evaluator to evaluate the work of the three early years hubs. The evaluator, Diane Dixon Associates, has been working closely with the hubs to assess their impact and the overall success of the hub model. They will publish a final report of their findings in the spring of 2021. They will also work with the hubs and the GLA to produce an online toolkit which will help share learning from the programme.