Early CHildhood Consultancy

CREC can provide tailored consultancy packages to suit your needs, whether you need support to plan and implement change, develop policy or devise a completely new strategy.

We work in an advisory capacity with a number of government bodies and providers of early childhood services, internationally, nationally, regionally and at a local authority level.

We have a strong reputation for undertaking reviews, reports, evaluations and consultancy with a wide variety of organisations and our early years consultancy work has impacted directly on the development of numerous professional early years policies.

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Consultancy Work

The Scouts Early Years Programme Evaluation 2020

We were the independent reviewers for The Scouts Early Years trials, providing expert analysis of the pilot programmes ( 29 pilots were run in England reaching 428 young people and 150 adult volunteers).
You can
find out more about the pilot programme on the Scouts website.

Read the Full Report [PDF]
Read the Executive Summary [PDF]

RFU Age Grade Rugby - Early Years Activities and Guidance   

RFU: Early Years Provision Guidance  [PDF]
RFU: Creating Early Years Activities - A guide to engaging children aged 18 months to 5 years  [PDF]

Expert Panel member for the Early Years Nutrition (EYN) Partnership, providing independent advice and guidance

Strategic visioning events for Birmingham City Council and Oxfordshire County Council

A service review of Medway Council's Early Years provision

A mapping exercise for Arts Connect to identify the range and distribution of Early Years arts activity across the West Midlands region 

Early Years input on the Football Association's development of age-phase appropriate priorities for football coaches

Business & pedagogic support to a school wishing to offer high-quality provision for two-year-old's

Implementation of a Pedagogic Mediation setting improvement programme in Birmingham and North Yorkshire

Development of Early Years system leadership in North Yorkshire

Tickell Review of the Early Years Foundation Stage (2011) - Chris Pascal sat on the Expert Panel for this review

Children, Schools and Families Committee, Fifth Report of Session 2009–10, Sure Start Children’s Centres, HC 130-I - Chris Pascal served as a Specialist advisor to the Select Committee

Education Committee, Seventh Report of Session 2009–10, The Early Years Single Funding Formula, HC 131 - Chris Pascal served as a Specialist advisor to the Select Committee

Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum Framework and Profile (See p.5 acknowledgements for Foundation Group Working Party)

Sure Start (Research Report 258)

The National Inclusion Strategy. CREC's work in this area includes a study for the DfES on the take up of early years services by Black and Ethnic Minority groups. (see page 125)

The rollout of integrated services: Report 1 and Report 2 - from Early Excellence Centres through to Children's Centres and Extended Schools and the new National Professional Qualification for Integrated Centre Leadership (NPQICL)


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