Get surveys done, urges county council to Cambridgeshire childcare providers after lack of response

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Childcare providers across Cambridgeshire are being urged to fill in a survey so the county council can put together a fuller picture of how early years education is funded.

The survey asks providers questions such as how many weeks in the year they are open, what age children they cater for, the maximum number they can take and whether they have a waiting list.

It asks about hourly rates charged, whether providers can extend their hours for working parents and the costs involved in running the setting (salaries, rent, training, insurance).

To put together a comprehensive picture of childcare provision across the county, childcare planning officers at Cambridgeshire County Council need as many surveys returned as possible.

Of the 547 sent out, fewer than half have so far been returned complete, with a further 100 returned partially complete.

Childcare and Early Years providers are asked to complete and return the survey – which can all be done online – by Friday August 14.

The survey is at http://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/eyfauditingsurvey/