26 July 2010
Parents who have used free nursery care for their children in the past year are being asked to complete an online survey by the Early Years and Childcare Partnership (EYCP).
The Nursery Education Fund (NEF) was launched in September 2009. It gives parents of children in their pre-school year up to 20 hours per week of free pre-school education.
The EYCP is now asking parents for their views on how the first year of the scheme has gone. The survey is available online and parents are being urged to complete it before 30 July 2010.
Val Payne from the EYCP said “Parents have now been accessing the Nursery Education Fund for an academic year so we want to find out about their experiences so we can monitor the success of the scheme.”
Meanwhile, the EYCP is also asking people who work with children or have undertaken qualifications in childcare to complete an online survey. It’s been designed to find out more about the range of qualifications held by people in the children’s workforce in Jersey. It’s aimed at anyone who works with children or has done so in the past.
Gill Oakes from the EYCP said “There are lots of people living in Jersey who have undertaken childcare qualifications at some point. We hope this survey will give us a better idea of the range of professional skills held by those who work with children, whether in childcare and education, health and social services, youth work or the voluntary sector.”
The findings of the childcare workers survey will be used to produce a qualification framework that is relevant to the Island. It closes on Friday 10 September 2010.
Early Years and Childcare Partnership (caring and support section)