The Sutton Trust working in partnership with Esmée Fairbairn Foundation established the Parental Engagement Fund (PEF) building on the evidence that engaging parents in their children’s learning can have a positive impact on their attainment. The aim of the fund is to increase attainment for disadvantaged children in the early years through the development of more effective parental engagement.
As part of the PEF project, EasyPeasy has been trialled in two authorities: Bournemouth and Newham. The two trials were designed differently: Bournemouth was an individual-level randomised controlled trial (RCT) and Newham involved whole children’s centres being allocated to different trial groups. This report focuses on the Newham trial.