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    Experiences of childcare in England and socio‐emotional development at 36 months

    Barnes, Jacqueline and Leach, Penelope and Malmberg, L.E. and Stein, A. and Sylva, K. and FCCC Team (2010) Experiences of childcare in England and socio‐emotional development at 36 months. Early Child Development and Care 180 (9), pp. 1215-1229. ISSN 0300-4430.

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    In an English sample of 1016 families, use of childcare was investigated at 3, 10, 18 and 36 months. Child behaviour problems and social competence were assessed at 36 months by maternal questionnaire. There was no effect of the amount or type of childcare on disruptive behaviour at 36 months, the main predictors being maternal minority ethnic background and previous harsh maternal behaviour. Compliance and expressiveness were predicted by maternal sensitivity. Expressive behaviour was also associated with more childcare from 19 to 36 months, specifically nanny or nursery care. Overall there was no evidence of adverse consequences of childcare in the first three years, and some limited evidence of benefits.


    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): childcare, outcomes, quality, parenting, behaviour problems
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Science > School of Psychological Sciences
    Research Centres and Institutes: Children, Families and Social Issues, Institute for the Study of (Closed)
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 12 Nov 2012 10:34
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 17:00


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