This project will generate a Best Practice Framework for playgroups-in-schools.
It aims to identify the processes, practices and/or policies informing productive relationships between families and school-staff. Playgroups-in-schools are a burgeoning field of integrated early childhood service provision. Research shows that playgroup participation benefits parental capabilities about children’s play. High levels of parental knowledge, skills and confidence in providing children with play experience are known to have a positive development and learning impact for children. Playgroups-in-schools are ripe for building parental capabilities through strengthened relationships with school-staff, but remain under-researched for this purpose.