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Early years inequalities in the wake of the pandemic

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There are important inequalities in the development of children well before they start school. By forcing nurseries to close and dramatically altering the lives of most families with young children, the pandemic may have exacerbated existing inequalities and possibly created new ones.

This event, chaired by Carey Oppenheim (Nuffield Foundation and LSE), will start with a presentation of some of the most recent evidence available on inequalities in the early years and the impact that the pandemic has had and is likely to have on them. The presentation will be followed by a debate between various early years policy experts about how best to address inequalities within the current spending envelope.

Speakers include:

  • Sarah Cattan, IFS
  • Eva Lloyd, University of East London
  • Rebecca Montacute, The Sutton Trust
  • Ryan Shorthouse, BrightBlue