Early Learning & Childcare Parent/Carer Survey-Increase in Hours
The Scottish Government plans to expand Early Learning and Childcare services to almost double the number of funded hours from
600 currently to 1140 each year. These extra hours will be available to all children aged 3 or 4 and for some children aged 2 and will be
in place by 2020/21. Families should have choice and flexibility in how they use services – including whether they use all of their child’s
funded hours and whether they use them during school term-time or throughout the year.
By early learning and childcare, we mean all pre-school education such as nurseries, early years centres, childminders and
City of Edinburgh Council is keen to maintain high quality early learning and childcare services as they change and expand, to make
them work well for you and your family. To do this, we need your help so that we can plan for the future.
We want to find out what your experience of early learning and childcare is really like in Edinburgh – whether you use it or not, what you
like and if there’s anything you think could be changed or improved.
Please help by taking some time to complete this survey. It should only take around ten minutes. Please click here to complete the survey. There is a paper copy available from the school office on request or it can be downloaded here. The closing date for completing the survery is 22 September 2017
The Scottish Government are also doing a survey to consult with parents/carers about the increase to 1140 hours. If parents/careers would like to complete the Scottish Governments survey, they can do so using this www.bit.ly/elc-survey