Early learning survey launched
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.