Using the Guidebook's Programme Library

This year EIF has begun to rate EI programmes in house for the first time. “Foundations for Life: What Works to Support Parent Child Interaction in the Early Years” includes ratings for programmes aimed at children aged between conception and the age of 5 made by EIF rather than by other clearinghouses. These ratings are more up to date than the clearinghouse ratings which are used in the Programme Library.

The Programme Library has a wider scope in terms of the range of programmes it looks at, the ages at which outcomes are measured, and the organisations providing the rating.

During 2016/17 we will develop the Guidebook to add a wider range of programmes, capabilities and functions.

Find out more about this change here

Programmes Library

The Programmes Library can be searched by child outcome (you may select more than one outcome per search), age and the Evidence Rating. Click the search button at the bottom of the page to display your results. 

We currently have 50 programmes in our Library as a starting point. These programmes were chosen to represent a range of outcomes and settings of programmes that have been implemented successfully within the UK.

We recognise, however, that there are many programmes that are currently not included in our Library. Non-inclusion in the Programmes Library should therefore never be interpreted as a reflection of a programme’s quality or evidence. We also hope to add a substantial number of new programmes over the upcoming months through our 'What Works' reviews and submission process.

Watch this space.


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Age of recipient population

Slider scale. -1 to 19+

Evidence Rating

Select the strength of evidence you are interested in. Find out more about our here.
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