ELC Consultation

Closed 21 Mar 2022

Opened 7 Feb 2022

Overview

Falkirk Council is committed to offering high quality Early Learning and Childcare (ELC) to all three and four-year old children and eligible two-year olds.

This short questionnaire is aimed at gathering the views of Parents/Carers whose children will access ELC provision in the future and those currently accessing ELC provision.

Falkirk Council delivers ELC provision to families in school nurseries, Council-run ELC extended day/year centres; and, through partner private nurseries and childminders.

All 3 and 4 year olds, and some 2 year olds (those who meet the eligibility criteria), can access up to 1140 hours of free Early Learning and Childcare, depending on when their birth dates are. That works out at about 30 hours a week if you use it during school term-time, or around 23 hours a week if you use it across the whole year.

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Why your views matter

This questionnaire is designed to help Falkirk Council identify what the needs of families are, to support their planning of ELC services. Whilst the Council is not able to meet the individual needs of every family, your response is important to help us assess need, identify gaps and plan future provision. 

The survey is anonymous and your answers will remain confidential.

At the end of the survey, you will be asked if you want to give your email address. This is to issue you with an acknowledgement of your submissions only.

If you have any questions, please email ELC@falkirk.gov.uk

For further information on how the information you provide will be used, please read our privacy notice.

Clicking on the "agree" button below indicates that:

  • you have read the privacy notice
  • you agree to take part

What happens next

This questionnaire is designed to help Falkirk Council identify what the needs of families are, to support their planning of ELC services. Whilst the Council is not able to meet the individual needs of every family, your response is important to help us assess need, identify gaps and plan future provision. 

Areas

  • All Areas

Audiences

  • Parents/carers

Interests

  • Nurseries and childcare
  • Parental engagement