We now need to take foundation years policy into new territory. In addition to Home-Start I am advocating for an intensive programme through which parents receive two home visits a week — with a new book or educational toy brought in for their child each time — and are supported to become their child’s first teacher. The Frank Field Education Trust is seeking to implement such a programme and, over time, I hope that parents themselves could help to organise it within their local community.
Frank Field MP
House of Commons