Daycare Trust conducts independent and robust research on behalf of a number of government departments, charities and research councils.
Our research aims to further the availability of sustainable, affordable and good quality childcare to all families; offering real choices to families to balance work and family life. We provide an interface between government, childcare providers, end-users and their parents.
Our research team has expertise in the following areas:
- Childcare evaluation and analysis
- Gathering evidence-based research to inform reports
- National annual childcare and holiday childcare costs survey
- Design and analysis of surveys, both on-line and conventional
- Use of focus groups and in-depth interviews as research tools
- Consulting Expert and Parent Panels
Our research team work alongside Daycare Trust's consultancy service who provide bespoke expertise and project management on a wide-range of childcare issues.
Jill Rutter is Research Manager at Daycare Trust. She joined the organisation in November 2010. Prior to joining Daycare Trust, Jill was a Senior Research Fellow in Migration and Equalities at the Institute for Public Policy Research. She has also lectured in education and from 1988-2001 she was a Policy Advisor at the Refugee Council in London. She has also worked as a secondary school teacher and on development projects in India. Jill has published over 80 books, articles and reports, mostly on child migration, including Refugee Children in the UK (Open University Press, 2006).
Jill can be contacted on email@example.com or on 0207 940 7526.