Childcare in Essex - parents' views

Closed 24 Nov 2020

Opened 4 Nov 2020


At Essex County Council we are in the process of renewing our plans for early years and childcare via the Early Years and Childcare Strategy for Essex 2021 – 2026.

We also have a legal responsibility to make sure there is the right sort, and amount, of childcare across Essex via a Childcare Sufficiency Audit

As a parent of children aged 0-19 (or 25 if your child has special education needs or disabilities) living in Essex, your views and experiences of childcare and early years are essential for us to understand how to evolve our plans. We want to hear from you whether you use formal childcare or not. As this is so important, we will be asking about a variety of topics which will take around 20 minutes to complete.

Please answer as honestly as you can, your views are important to us!

By completing the survey, you agree for your feedback to be used to inform:

1) the Childcare Sufficiency Audit and
2) the development of the Early Years and Childcare Strategy for Essex

Your feedback will be treated in the strictest of confidence and will remain anonymous. Your participation is voluntary

Please respond by Tuesday 24th November 2020 to have your views included. 
Thank you for taking part, we really appreciate your feedback. 

If you have any questions, please contact

Essex County Council fully complies with information legislation.  If you would like the full details of how we use personal data, and the rights you have about its use, please go to (‘Research and Citizen Insight team’) or call 03457 430430.


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