The Scottish Government are planning to expand funded Early Learning and Childcare provision from 600 hours per year to 1140 hours per year. This equates to 30 hours a week of free Early Learning and Childcare for eligible children.
These extra hours will be available to all children aged 3-5years and for some children aged 2-3years and will be in place by 2020.  It is planned that families will also have choice and flexibility in how they use services including if hours are used during school term or spread throughout the year.
Inverclyde Council strive to improve services as they change and expand, to ensure that they work better for families. To support us with planning for the future we ask that you share your views via this questionnaire.

Questionnaires can be completed on line via or can be manually completed and emailed to or returned by post to:-
Early Years Section
Education Services
Wallace Place
PA15 1JB

* 1. In what capacity are you responding to this survey?

* 2. Do you currently access Early Learning and Childcare?

* 3. Do you access childcare services in Inverclyde or another Local Authority area?

* 4. How would you like your 1140 hours of Early Learning and Childcare to be provided?

* 5. How old are the children that you would like to send to childcare services?

* 6. If you were to access 1140 hours of Early Learning and Childcare for your child, which of the following best suits your needs?

* 7. Which pattern would best suit your needs?

* 8. How early in the morning would you like to be able to access childcare services?

* 9. How late in the afternoon / evening would you like to be able to access childcare services?

* 10. Would you like to be able to send your child/children to childcare services during holiday periods?

  Yes No Unsure
School holidays
Public holidays
School In-service days

* 11. Would you wish to purchase additional Early Learning and Childcare over and above the entitled 1140 hours?

* 12. Would having more Early Learning and Childcare enable you to work or increase your working studying hours?

* 13. Do your childcare days change each week due to work patterns / shifts?

* 14. What would be the preferred lunch arrangements for your child?

* 15. Where would you prefer to access childcare services?

* 16. Would you like to send your child to a Gaelic Medium nursery?

* 17. If you could pick one thing to make childcare more accessible to your family, what would it be?

* 18. What is your postcode? (this will not be used to identify you but will support with our planning of provisions within specific areas of Inverclyde)

* 19. Please use the space provided to expand on any of the answers you have given.  You can also add any other comments you wish to make about the school.

* 20. Date completed

Date / Time