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  • SCEYP 2019 thematic study

    The Department for Education (DfE) have commissioned the National Centre for Social Research (NatCen), working with Frontier Economics, to conduct research into factors affecting occupancy, spare capacity and staff:child ratios in Early Years settings. This study is a follow-up to the Survey of Childcare and Early Years Providers 2019. Findings from this follow-up research will provide the DfE with crucial information and inform future policy.

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  • Who are NatCen?

    We’re Britain’s largest independent social research agency. For the last 40 years we’ve worked on behalf of government and charities to find out what people really think about important social issues and how Britain is run.

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    • pink-handshake2 Our pledge to you

      We understand you may have some questions about our credentials and how we deal with your personal information. 

       

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  • Survey of Early Years Support for Disadvantaged Children

    This is an important new research project which builds on the information gathered in the Survey of Childcare and Early Years Providers 2019. It will provide the Department for Education with crucial information about the use of and access to funding and support for disadvantaged pre-school children, the home learning environment and food provision in the early years sector in England. Results from this research will help to identify gaps and inform future policy. This is your chance to have your say about your experience of early years support and funding for disadvantaged children. The research is being carried out by the National Centre for Social Research (NatCen) and Frontier Economics on behalf of the Department for Education.

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  • Contact us

    Please call 0800 652 4572

    or email childcaresurvey@natcen.ac.uk

    One of our staff will get back to you to answer your query as soon as possible.

    • Toddlers playing with sand Why take part?

      This is a time of significant policy change within the childcare and early years sector. It’s really important that we hear from a wide range of settings so that this research can demonstrate how changes are affecting different types of providers.

      The results of this important research will be made publically available – so the findings won’t just be useful to the Department for Education.

      Taking part is voluntary but we hope that you will take this opportunity to contribute to this important study.

  • User experience interviews

    Have you been asked to take part in a user experience interview?

    You may have been contacted asking if you would be willing to take part in an interview to check that some of the web questions for this survey are working as intended.

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