The purpose of the research was to better understand parents’ and guardians’ experiences of their current childcare arrangements.

The aims of the research were therefore to:

  • better understand parents’ current childcare arrangements and, particularly, any challenges those current arrangements present to parents and children
  • gauge parents’ understanding of early education and the distinction between this and ‘formal’ childcare
  • assess the proposed extension of the childcare offer in respect of: the most desirable method of delivery; anticipated mode of take-up; and the potential and desirability of increasing employment hours as a result of take-up
  • use the findings of the research to make recommendations to inform policy development and delivery of the additional childcare offer.

Reports

The Childcare Offer for Wales: research with parents of children aged 1 to 5
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The Childcare Offer for Wales: research with parents of children aged 1 to 5 (summary)
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Contact

Nina Prosser

Tel: 0300 025 5866

Media

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