Your views about the setting

Communities and Families in the City of Edinburgh Council is keen to find out what parents and carers think of the early learning and childcare services it provides. We want to hear what you think works well and what needs to change.

Your views will help us plan our services locally and across Edinburgh. By telling us what you think, you will be helping to make improvements.

The questions will take about 10 minutes or so to answer.

Your answers are anonymous and no-one will be able to identify you from your answers. We do need you to tell us which early learning and childcare setting your child/children attend.

If you need more information or help to answer any of the questions, please contact David Maguire on 0131 529 2132 or by email:

If possible, please complete the questionnaire online. Alternatively, you can complete the paper copy and return it to your child's setting.

Thank you for completing the survey.

* 2. Please choose the appropriate response for each of the following statements:

  Strongly agree Agree Disagree Strongly disagree Neither agree nor disagree
My child likes being at the setting.
Staff treat my child fairly and with respect.
I feel that my child is safe at the setting.
My child's behaviour is managed effectively.
The setting helps my child to feel confident.
I feel staff really know my child as an individual.
The learning experiences my child has at the setting are at the right level for them.
My child's learning and development is well supported by the staff in the setting.
My child is encouraged to be healthy and to be physically active.
The setting supports my child's emotional wellbeing.
My child is making good progress at the setting.
I receive helpful, regular feedback about how my child is learning and developing e.g. informal feedback, reports and learning profiles
The information I receive about how my child is learning and developing is shared with me when I request it.
I understand how the setting monitors my child's progress in learning.
The setting gives me ideas on how to support my child's learning at home.
The setting organises activities where my child and I can learn together.
The setting takes my views into account when making changes.
I feel comfortable approaching the setting with questions, suggestions and/or a problem.
I feel encouraged to be involved in the work of parent groups.
I am kept informed about the work of parent groups.
The setting is well led and managed.
The setting encourages children to treat others kindly and with respect.
I would recommend the setting to other parents.
My child was well supported as they started at the setting or moved to a new room or group.
Overall, I am satisfied with the setting.

* 3. Please use the space below to tell us what you think are the key strengths of the setting and if there are any areas where you feel it needs to improve.  Please add any other commnets you wish to make, including any examples of how you are supported to engage in your child's learning or the life of the setting.