The purpose of this survey is to collect information about the needs, experience, and views of parents and carers regarding childcare and early education. The Local Authority will use the information you provide to inform our Childcare Sufficiency Assessment and to help us ensure there are enough high quality childcare places in the times and places that families need them.

All your answers will remain confidential and you will not be identified in any way in the use of this survey or reporting of any results.

When answering these questions, please consider your current situation or your experiences over the last year so that we can obtain an up-to-date picture of the borough.
Using your personal information

The information you have provided to the Council will only be used to understand respondents' views on childcare take up. Where you have provided your postcode, this will be used to   identify the geographical area.

Your information will only be used for the intended purpose, we will not collect any additional information about yourself, we will not share your data with other Council Departments and or external bodies. If we intend to use your information for any other purpose, we will normally ask you first. In some cases the Council may use your information for another purpose if it has a legal duty to do so, to provide a complete service to you, or if there is a risk of serious harm or threat to life.

The Council will retain your information in accordance with our retention schedule and it will be held securely. If you have any questions regarding your Data Protection rights, such as accessing your personal information, etc. or if you have a concern over the handling of your information, you can email

For further details on how the council process your personal data please see our Fair Processing notice
About your family

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* 1. Which borough do you live in? 

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* 2. Please tell us your home postcode
We use this information to understand differences between areas of the borough.

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* 3. How many children do you have in the following age groups?
We use this information to understand your perspective when answering the rest of our questions.

  None One (1) child Two (2) children Three or more (3+)
Ages 0 to 4
Ages 5 to 11
Ages 12 to 16
About your use of childcare

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* 4. Do you use childcare for any of your children, currently or within the last year? 
If you answer yes, we will ask you about the type of childcare you use and your opinion of its quality.