This report is now available to download from the Children and Young People section of the Publications Library.
This report highlights the first stage of a three part pilot programme commissioned by CFHS, and led by Evaluation Support Scotland to support six groups to show the impact of their work with parents and children aged 0-5 years. All the projects deliver a range of activities that address health inequalities as well as access to healthy affordable food. All six projects work with parents (or carers) and their children together from weaning through to pre-school with the aim of influencing and sustaining better nutrition in the home.
This report outlines why and how the Early Years Self-Evaluation Collaborative was set up, gives some examples of the current policy context that have implications on early years work, and details of the projects involved.
A summary of the evaluation process and methods used, a set of six case studies, and some top tips highlight the range of approaches used by the participating projects, and how applying evaluation processes to their work will help them provide evidence to demonstrate their effectiveness. A report on the second stage will be available in the autumn.
We are keen to find out from you how useful the report is to you and your work. When you have looked at the report we would be grateful if you could respond to three questions on our online survey.