03/08/21 – report from the early years commission

Recommendations following an investigation into how to improve services for children from conception to age 5

A new report from  the Early Years Commission , jointly run by the Centre for Social Justice and the Fabian Society, puts forward a number of recommendations to transform the lives of our youngest children, including a significant shake up in parental leave rights and major support for the youngest children and their parents as part of the government’s ‘levelling up’ response post-Covid-19.

The Early Years Commission was co-chaired by Labour’s Sharon Hodgson MP and former Conservative minister for children and families, Edward Timpson CBE MP, and was set up to explore how to improve services for children from conception to age five. As a cross party document it indicates the importance placed by both parties of early years policy

The report comes at a time when the spotlight is on policy to support our youngest children and aligns with the work of Andrea Leadsom’s review Start for Life, and other commentary about the early years.

Download the report