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NOW CLOSED UK MNers with a child aged under 10 - please complete a survey for Resolution Foundation - £150 to be won

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AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 04-Nov-13 18:29:47

We have been asked by Resolution Foundation (an independent research organisation that works to improve the lives of people on low or middle incomes) to find UK based MNers with at least one child aged under 10 to complete a survey.

They say "one area we look at is childcare, and particularly the impact the childcare considerations have on the work decisions of parents. In this survey, we would like to get the views of parents of under-10s. We are interested in how childcare considerations, including the support that is available from the government, affect parents’ decisions about if or how much to work."

The survey should take 5 to 10 minutes to complete - add your details at the end to be entered into a prize draw to win £150 worth of Amazon vouchers.

All responses are confidential and details will not be used for any other purpose.

Here's the link:

thanks, MNHQ

I get so far through it and then an "Oops" message comes up and I can't go any further. This has happened 3 times now.

DoItTooJulia Mon 04-Nov-13 18:52:41

Worked ok for me.

AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 04-Nov-13 18:52:44

Oh how odd...ok will let RF's their survey not ours

AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 05-Nov-13 10:22:22

JemimaMuddledUp - they've checked and it seems to be working ok. Any chance you could try again or let me know where you get up to?

CrewElla Tue 05-Nov-13 10:56:27

Q. 11 - there is a text box provided for 'other' but no radial button to select it; I tried typing in my situation in the box and proceeding but I had to choose another situation (in this case I chose employed & explained in the text box I was on mat leave intending on returning to work full time).

Willemdefoeismine Tue 05-Nov-13 11:01:35

My survey keeps going round in circles....I get a bit further every time but then it defaults back to the beginning again!

AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 05-Nov-13 11:08:27

OK - the survey has (fingers crossed) now been sorted (and the sorting should explain the issue you had Willemdefoeismine) - thanks

Willemdefoeismine Tue 05-Nov-13 11:15:22

Thanks, Ann - if at first you don't succeed....

Willemdefoeismine Tue 05-Nov-13 11:18:20

Hurrah it worked!

grassroots Tue 05-Nov-13 11:26:40

Have tried the survey three times...but there was never anywhere to leave your details. Am I doing something wrong?

maxmissie Tue 05-Nov-13 12:00:07

Definitely not working here! got to question about my partners salary, clicked next and took me back to start. Tried to do it again and only got to question about my partner's employment status then took me back to start again! Haven't got to place to leave details! Am using Firefox on my pc if that makes any difference?

ShatnersBassoon Tue 05-Nov-13 12:07:51

I'm going round in circles too!

Opheliabumps Tue 05-Nov-13 12:21:00

Worked ok for me, on an ipad if that helps to diagnose the issue.

AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 05-Nov-13 12:30:55

OK - they were trying to fix the details bit - should (fingers very firmly crossed again) now.....

AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 05-Nov-13 12:31:43

And v sorry for the circling.....grassroots if you think only the details were missing please pm me and I will pass this onto them to add in.

Kipsy Tue 05-Nov-13 13:23:52

Worked for me, text box for e-mail id was on the last page of the survey.

Nobloomingideapgornot Tue 05-Nov-13 15:37:45

Done as a mum of one and a nanny!

Kelloges0811 Tue 05-Nov-13 17:20:26

I have been able to complete the survey now.

Done - it worked just fine for me smile

cornflakegirl Wed 06-Nov-13 10:36:14

I got really confused by the childcare question, because they were classifying reception class at school as childcare - it's not childcare, they're at school!

CissyMeldrum Wed 06-Nov-13 12:42:07


looneytune Wed 06-Nov-13 13:19:21


RubyFlint Wed 06-Nov-13 14:17:20


Oblomov Thu 07-Nov-13 10:01:26


BigGapMum Thu 07-Nov-13 10:07:36



Musidn Thu 07-Nov-13 16:40:42

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OneMoreThenNoMore Thu 07-Nov-13 17:05:54

Done. smile

Strix Fri 08-Nov-13 14:03:02

I totally agree that education is not childcare and it annoys me when the government takes credit for providing childcare because we have a school to attend. Totally diffferent subject.

LondonLancashireRose Fri 08-Nov-13 17:53:26

I wish they had a box for being on maternity leave - I am employed but don't need childcare at the moment!

LegoCaltrops Fri 08-Nov-13 20:44:32


"To begin click next" on first page makes no sense.
When asking why you dont work more theres no "I work full time" option

JulesJules Sun 10-Nov-13 09:51:22

yes that was strange - I put it as "other reason"

RandomMess Sun 10-Nov-13 09:57:59

Stealth - exactly, why wasn't "I already work full time" an option already there???? I had to tick other too!

Thinkingofmyfabfour Sun 10-Nov-13 20:14:49

Why can't childcare be tax deductible?? It would make things so much easier

TheSmallPrint Tue 12-Nov-13 13:11:13


afromom Tue 12-Nov-13 21:49:43


starkadder Tue 12-Nov-13 22:27:31


Pistillate Tue 12-Nov-13 23:05:36

I would really like to know more about the resolution foundation before I complete their survey. Ie: are they a think tank with an agenda? Can mn link us their website so we can see what kind of research they come out with?

Pistillate Tue 12-Nov-13 23:06:13

Also ones partner does not provide childcare. They do parenting.....

BlondieTinsellyMinx Tue 12-Nov-13 23:34:54

Done, survey worked ok for me


BlondieTinsellyMinx Wed 13-Nov-13 08:45:45
grounddown Wed 13-Nov-13 14:11:14

Had to do this, really struggling with work and childcare at the mo

AnneOfCleavage Wed 13-Nov-13 15:04:50


Heathcliff27 Wed 13-Nov-13 16:30:59


My ex husband works in the same part of the insurance industry as CC so I got to learn loads about it. The shake up was a good thing - hadnt realised he had set up the foundation? Is that actually correct?

Also re Reception - it is childcare free at point of use to parents, not education. Designed by govts to get more parents back into work. Very deliberate hidden agenda. I campaign for summer-born children to defer and this is one of the hidden hurdles getting in the way.

teaandtoastplease Thu 14-Nov-13 10:19:03


SusieSusieSheep Thu 14-Nov-13 18:53:07

Yeah odd that it didn't seem to think that anyone filling in the survey would be full time...

Lurleene Thu 14-Nov-13 19:09:46


BlondieTinsellyMinx Thu 14-Nov-13 20:24:21
incontinentiabucket Thu 14-Nov-13 20:52:35


GirlWithTheDirtyShirt Thu 14-Nov-13 21:34:41

Done. But surprised not to see an option for "I don't want to work any more as I already work full time". Our childcare costs are double what the government said is average.

plum100 Thu 14-Nov-13 21:46:00



shezzle Thu 14-Nov-13 22:14:44


Jinsei Thu 14-Nov-13 22:23:18

Hmm. I did not tick the box to say that I use my partner as childcare, even though he regularly picks dd up from school. He is not providing childcare, he is her dad!!

I also found it strange that there was no option to say that I already work full time, and I didn't understand why there were no questions about whether my DH would like to work more hours.

Very poorly compiled questions in my view!

ShoopShoop Thu 14-Nov-13 23:20:16


CuntyBunty Fri 15-Nov-13 03:35:24

Done. It made me remember how lucky we were/are to have such lovely people looking after our kids, especially when they were little.

Pennybubbly Fri 15-Nov-13 04:32:40


MaureenFry Fri 15-Nov-13 07:23:31

Why are people posting "done" ? Do you want a round of applause?

SoupDragon Fri 15-Nov-13 07:26:25

It bumps the thread to the top.

Birnamwood Fri 15-Nov-13 09:15:19



WooWooOwl Fri 15-Nov-13 12:35:33

That is one badly written survey!

Suddengeekgirl Fri 15-Nov-13 15:04:15


Not impressed with reception being classed as child care rather than education for your dc! shock hmm
As an ex teacher I get really annoyed with people treating us like child care!

MaureenFry Fri 15-Nov-13 16:21:45

It doesn't need bumping to the top - it's on a sticky.

SoupDragon Fri 15-Nov-13 16:25:12

Not everyone uses stickies. I don't and thus would not have seen it had it not been bumped.
Fairly simple.

DumDum32 Fri 15-Nov-13 16:46:26

done smile

MaureenFry Sat 16-Nov-13 11:26:19

Why didn't I know you could get rid of the stickies??? Bloody things annoy me as I have no wish to take part in surveys or test drive tampons for MN. Off to investigate how to unstick back later for tech advice

Sleepyfergus Sat 16-Nov-13 14:07:54


mindlessmama Sun 17-Nov-13 18:19:44

Done smile

EndoplasmicReticulum Sun 17-Nov-13 19:33:35

I couldn't answer the "why don't you want to work any more" question, they were assuming I think that more work = more money. Not in my case (teacher).

AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 19-Nov-13 18:08:18

Hi - samels001 has been selected as the winner of the vouchers! Well done.

samels001 Fri 22-Nov-13 01:56:52

So exciting :0 smile smile smile That will be such a help for Christmassmile

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