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Northern Ireland Childcare Survey

The Northern Ireland Childcare Survey 2021 is now open!

This last year has shown how essential childcare is to all of us, but it has also highlighted many challenges facing the childcare sector.  Parents continue to struggle to afford the childcare they need to get back into and  stay in work, while providers are finding it difficult to sustainably deliver childcare services.

The Northern Ireland Executive has committed to developing and publishing a Childcare Strategy – and policy-makers need to hear your views.  With last year’s research helping to inform the case for vital funding for the childcare sector during Covid-19, now is the time to build strong evidence base for greater investment to ensure childcare is accessible and affordable for all families and for providers to operate.

There are two surveys, one for parents and one for childcare providers.  Each takes less that ten minutes to complete and your time is very much appreciated – plus you’ll be in with a chance to win one of two £100 shopping vouchers!

Click here to complete the Parent survey

Click here to complete the Childcare Provider survey

Thank you very much for your time

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