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Conceptualising Home-Based Child Care: A Study of Home-Based Settings and Practices in Japan and England

Ang, L; Tabu, M; (2018) Conceptualising Home-Based Child Care: A Study of Home-Based Settings and Practices in Japan and England. International Journal of Early Childhood 10.1007/s13158-018-0218-8. (In press). Green open access

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Abstract

Home-based child care or childminding as it is commonly known in the United Kingdom (UK) is a service often used by parents and families in many countries. However, despite its prevalence, there is a paucity of research on the subject. Addressing this gap, this study presents new empirical data to better understand this type of provision in supporting children’s learning and development. The paper presents the findings of a qualitative study of home-based child care undertaken in five settings in Japan and England. The study examined caregivers’ activities and their interactions with the children aged 4 months to 4 years. The methods included practitioner interviews, narrative observations, document analysis of activity records, and documentations of the structural and process features of the settings. The study is significant for advancing the international knowledge base of home-based child care in highlighting the service as a form of distinct, specialised care and pedagogy, as well as family support.

Type: Article
Title: Conceptualising Home-Based Child Care: A Study of Home-Based Settings and Practices in Japan and England
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1007/s13158-018-0218-8
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s13158-018-0218-8
Language: English
Additional information: © The Author(s) 2018 Open Access This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons license, and indicate if changes were made.
Keywords: Home-based child care, Childminding, Early childhood, Family child care, Child care providers
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education > IOE - Learning and Leadership
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10050213
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