Welcome to the Parents - Practitioners' Partnership Survey!

Hello and thank you for taking part in this study!

The study is being conducted by the University of Reading and is funded by The Froebel Trust (Nov. 2016 - January 2018).

The aim of the study is twofold, as it seeks:

·         to identify parents/carers and early years’ professionals’ views on parental involvement, and also

·         to evaluate the effectiveness of a programme, planned and delivered to a group of early years teacher/practitioners as well as parents/carers.

The study focuses on collaboration and partnership as previous research has shown that when parents/carers and setting/schools work together, children do better.

By the end of this study we hope to make recommendations regarding the necessary characteristics of a good and effective model for both parents/carers and practitioners to improve parental involvement and collaboration. Findings, resources and material will be shared with participants through a dedicated website; you will have further information on this once the whole study is completed. Data will be password protected and only accessed by the project leaders who will anonymise data before sharing with anyone else. Findings from the study will be potentially used to form journal publications and/ or conference presentations. The survey is being securely administered by Survey Monkey who are not authorised to use the data provided for any other purposes.

Before you get started with completing this questionnaire, please remember that:

·         All data will be anonymised and pseudonyms will be used in any subsequent publications or presentations so that participants’ identities are protected at all times, ensuring confidentiality and anonymity. The study has been ethically approved by the University of Reading ethics committee.

·         You are free to choose if you want to take part or not and you are free to withdraw from the study at any time.

·         Most questions are multiple-choice, so you can simply mark your answer.

·         There are no right or wrong answers.

·         It is important that you honestly state your own personal opinion, so please complete the questionnaire individually without consulting others.

We anticipate that completing the questionnaire will take about 15-20 minutes (max.) of your time.

Should you have any questions, please contact the Principal Investigator or this study, Dr Maria Kambouri-Danos, at:m.kambouridanos@reading.ac.uk 

Thank you again for your time and for your participation, we greatly value your input for the completion of our study.


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* 1. Please provide a name in order to generate a participant code that will help us compare your pre-session and post-session responses. Once the post-session questionnaires are collected, your name will be replaced with a pseudonym and any private/ confidential information will be deleted from the durvet and only saved on a password protected computer to protect anonymity and confidentiality. The survey responses will not be linked to your name. If you have any concerns please email m.kambouridanos@reading.ac.uk. Thank you.

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* 2. Please tick the following to provide your consent for completing this questionnaire.