Early learn­ing sur­vey launched

The Courier & Advertiser (Perth and Perthshire Edition) - - NEWS -

The opin­ions of par­ents are be­ing sought by Perth and Kin­ross Coun­cil as part of a shake-up of early ed­u­ca­tion.

From 2020, the num­ber of free child­care hours for three and four-year-olds will in­crease to 1,140 hours per year as part of a Scot­tish Gov­ern­ment pol­icy.

All lo­cal au­thor­i­ties have been asked to con­sult with par­ents and car­ers about how early ed­u­ca­tion is pro­vided in their area.

An on­line sur­vey has been launched to gauge opin­ion on how the changes should be im­ple­mented.

The coun­cil wants to hear about par­ents’ ex­pe­ri­ences of child­care ser­vices in Perth and Kin­ross and any child­care needs they an­tic­i­pate in fu­ture.

Con­ser­va­tive coun­cil­lor Caroline Shiers, the coun­cil’s con­vener of ed­u­ca­tion and life­long learn­ing, said: “I would like to take this op­por­tu­nity to thank all the fam­i­lies who have taken the time to par­tic­i­pate in this con­sul­ta­tion in ad­vance.

“The con­sul­ta­tion re­sults will help the coun­cil shape how early learn­ing and child­care is de­liv­ered across Perth and Kin­ross in the fu­ture.

“Re­sults for spe­cific geo­graphic ar­eas will also be used to in­form the de­vel­op­ment of lo­cal child­care ser­vices, in­clud­ing child­mind­ing,” she added.

The sur­vey is avail­able on the coun­cil’s web­site.

It takes around 15 min­utes to com­plete and is open for re­sponses un­til Jan­uary 31.

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