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1 Effects of Daycare Potential effects of daycare on: Social development Cognitive development Research studies relevant to this area

2 Daycare Defined as being: Regular temporary separation Outside the home environment Not with family member Can still mean several things e.g. Nursery Childminder Playgroup

3 Daycare 850,000 full-time daycare places in the UK 60% of UK mothers with a child under 5 now working full time Government commitment to universally available daycare

4 Effects of daycare Social development The child’s ability to form relationships with others and to interact with others Cognitive development The development of the child’s intellect and skills

5 Daycare & social development Bowlby’s view: Repeated separation leads to insecure attachment This has consequences for later development “…permanent damage to the emotional health of a future generation.”

6 Daycare & social development Penelope Leach Nursery staff are not emotionally responsive enough to younger (<18mo) children – could affect quality of attachment After about 2 years relationships with other children become more important – lots of benefits Quality of care is paramount

7 Daycare & social development Jay Belsky Daycare leads to poorer social development – higher aggression Leads to insecure attachment due to insensitive mothering Main risk >10hrs/week in first year of life but all childcare in the early years is detrimental to social (not cognitive) development

8 Daycare & social development Ted Melhuish There are some risks associated with daycare under 2 years – slightly higher aggression, disobedience Only appear at >25hrs daycare, more obvious at >40hrs Possibly avoidable with right sort or carers – but these are expensive

9 Mediating factors Daycare effects likely to be mediated by: Age of child Frequency & duration of daycare Child to carer ratio Carer skills and attitudes Care staff turnover


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