The chair of the parliamentary Opportunity Areas inquiry remains "unconvinced" about the effectiveness of the £72m programme, he states in a letter to Education Secretary Damian Hinds.
Building on the impact of the Troubled Families programme can be vital for securing the future of early help in upcoming spending review.
Analysis reveals the largest falls in the use of children's centres is in the poorest council areas leading experts to question the government's commitment to social mobility and call for a new funding and policy direction.
The organisation that has led the development of an early years apprenticeship standard says the new qualification will help practitioners deliver improved outcomes for children and childcare settings.
An evaluation of the government's Troubled Families programme suggests it has helped cut care rates by a third as councils invested millions in early help. With the scheme due to end, leaders say the funding must continue.
Amid deep cuts to early years support, policymakers and practitioners are calling on the government to place greater emphasis on funding prevention services targeted at children in the first 1,001 days.
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