Integrated early years services: a thematic literature review

Sandie Wong*, Jennifer Sumsion

*Corresponding author for this work

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This article reports on the findings of a thematic review of research literature about integrated early years services (IEYS) [1995-2012]. Four themes are discussed: broad support for IEYS; critiques of claims about IEYS; a focus on inter-professional practice; and the challenge of evaluating IEYS. The article concludes with reflections concerning how the evidence base for IEYS could be strengthened.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)341-353
Number of pages13
JournalEarly Years
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • integrated early years services
  • thematic review
  • multi-agency


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