In November 2020, the Research & Citizen Insight team in collaboration with the Corporate Strategy team and colleagues in Children and Families, we conducted a survey entitled ‘Childcare in Essex – parents’ views’. This was aimed at parents of children aged 0 – 19 (25 if SEND) living in Essex using any form of childcare (formal or informal), including those not using any. It was promoted through various online channels, existing services and professional newsletters.
This survey was conducted to inform the development of the Early Years and Childcare Strategy and the Childcare Sufficiency Audit.
The survey received 1,262 responses.