Employers For Childcare has launched the 2020 Northern Ireland Childcare Survey for parents and childcare providers, giving you an opportunity to share your views.

They are calling on all parents and childcare providers from across Northern Ireland to complete a short, online survey. At a time when the newly restored Executive has identified childcare as a key priority, and has committed to publishing a Childcare Strategy, this survey provides an important platform for parents and childcare providers to share their views and have their voices heard. It marks a real opportunity to inform the next steps for our elected representatives and policy makers to deliver greater investment in our childcare infrastructure.

Last year’s report, marking a decade of this valuable research, revealed many of the challenges faced by parents in accessing and paying for the childcare they need, as well as by childcare providers in delivering a high quality service, that is sustainable.

Parents: To share your experience of using childcare, and to be in with a chance to win an overnight stay at the luxury Galgorm Resort & Spa in a two-bedroom cottage, with breakfast and access to the Thermal Spa Village:

Click here to complete the Parent survey.

Parents Survey

Childcare providers: To share your experience of delivering quality childcare, and to be in with a chance to win a £100 Boots voucher:

Click here to complete the Childcare provider survey.

Providers Survey

The Northern Ireland Childcare Survey has been conducted since 2010 to explore the cost and provision of childcare and how these impact on parents. It is the most extensive study of its kind in Northern Ireland and is widely used to inform political debates, policy development in relation to the affordability of childcare, and service delivery.

For more information on the advice and support offered by Employers For Childcare go to www.employersforchildcare.org/