The Scottish Government has proposed to increase the provision of free childcare to 1140 hours per year by 2020, for children who are 3 or 4 years old, as well as for vulnerable 2 year olds who are eligible for the 600 hours free entitlement through the Children & Young People’s Act 2014. With this in mind we are conducting a survey exploring how parents would wish to use this increase. In order for the survey to produce representative results it is important that we reach as many parents of these children from as wide a variety of back grounds as possible, this includes those who do not currently use free child-care provision.
The survey is available at the following link: https://response.questback.com/scottishgovernment/childcaresurvey
This help will be invaluable in allowing the Scottish Government to understand parent’s child care needs and the barriers preventing them being fully realised.