Interventions to reduce inequalities in health and early child development in Europe from a qualitative perspectiveInterventions to reduce inequalities in health and early child development in Europe from a qualitative perspective
Early childhood is a critical stage of development. Inequalities in experiences affect children’s wellbeing and determine their development. Early years interventions focusing on children and their parents may help address inequalities during this critical period. Understanding the experiences and perceptions of parents receiving early years programmes and staff providing these may help service development and delivery. The objective of this study was to describe staff and parents’ accounts of how early childhood programmes in different European country contexts improved child development.