Reading Borough Council is working with Hempsall’s, a research company, to find out about parents’ and carers’ needs for childcare across the borough. Your views are really important in helping us to decide how to plan new services that will be useful for you and your children.

We are asking parents and carers in Reading whether they use childcare, what they think about it, and whether you would like to use more.

Please support this by completing this questionnaire. We are really keen to ensure your views are taken into account.  Everyone completing the questionnaire is being given the chance to enter a FREE PRIZE DRAW to win £100 of vouchers for the Oracle in Reading - see the end of the survey for details

All responses will be treated in absolute confidence and will only be used to inform this work to assess childcare provision in Reading.

Thank you very much for your time.

* 1. How many children do you have?

* 2. Have you used formal or informal childcare in the last 12 months? Formal childcare is when you leave your child in the care of others, for example, a childminder, nursery, pre-school, playgroup, before and after school clubs or holiday provision. Informal childcare is when you use family or friends.