Inclusive childcare services for children with disabilities in England: review of conditions, standards and practice

Activity: Academic Talks or PresentationsOral presentationResearch


The most recent UNICEF (2013) publication on the state of the world’s children is dedicated to the rights of children with disabilities to an education and a meaningful and productive life. The report stresses the importance of building an educational system based on the fundamental principles of inclusion, which are the respect for the rights, aspirations and potential of all children. While inclusion has been practiced and researched in primary and secondary school, much still needs to be done with regard to childcare provision. Despite envisaged changes and setback, concerns for improving childcare’s conditions, provision and offer remain pivotal issues both in relation to educational practice and to the need of the economy. Thus, it is not surprising that considerations about the importance of early childhood education and care (ECEC) have grown considerably in the last three decades in England, in Europe and at the wider international level.
Period4 Sept 2013
Event titleBritish Educational Research Association Conference
Event typeConference
LocationSussex, United KingdomShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • inclusion
  • childcare services
  • evaluation