15 month gap in vocabulary

between disadvantaged children and other children of preschool age.

2.5 million children in England

in the past decade didn't reach a good level of development by the age of 5.

Half of disadvantaged children

don't reach their expected level of development before starting school.

Up to 30 million fewer words

are heard by less advantaged children by the age of 3.

What we're doing

Levelling the playing field

Education – like energy – is one of life’s essentials. Without it, individuals can’t access the best jobs, and communities can’t thrive. To level the playing field, our projects focus on engaging parents with early years education to create a positive home learning environment and increase a child's vocabulary and confidence.
15 month gap in vocabulary

between disadvantaged children and other children of preschool age.

2.5 million children in England

in the past decade didn't reach a good level of development by the age of 5.

Half of disadvantaged children

don't reach their expected level of development before starting school.

Up to 30 million fewer words

are heard by less advantaged children by the age of 3.

150+

children helped since 2018

8

primary schools

16

early years staff supported by 2020
Early years

Our recent news

Our early years education programme is our newest. We kickstarted it by working with the Parental Engagement Network (PEN) to help parents at primary schools in Liverpool – but we’re doing a lot of research to understand where our investment will make the greatest difference. We’ll happily share this research as we go, and we’re really excited about funding a new portfolio of projects in 2019.
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