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Melhuish Wed 21-Oct-15 10:59:16

Hello

I am blogging here to help the voices of parents in the UK to be heard on the topic of Early Childhood Education and Care - or preschool childcare and education. At the moment parents' views from the UK are not being heard in the European Commission.

I am Professor of Human Development at the University of Oxford. I have 5 children and 5 grandchildren. My work has influenced policy in the UK such as the free preschool place for every child that started in 2004.

Currently we are conducting a survey in European countries on behalf of the European Commission. The CARE project is funded by the European Commission/ European Science Foundation to look at early childhood education and care (ECEC) across Europe.

I am one of the leaders of this project, which is designed to provide information that can help policy-makers across Europe and may influence decision-making in the European Commission.

Part of the project is a study of the views of parents, policy-makers and practitioners. The more responses we get the better.

I am hoping that the parents of the UK would like to participate in this survey.

Type this location into google or your web browser

survey.fss.uu.nl/index.php/868165/lang-en

and you can find the questionnaire to be filled in, either as a parent, or a policy-maker, or as a practitioner or ECEC worker (teacher/carer/childminder/playgroup staff etc.)

It covers all kinds of ECEC from child minders, playgroups, day nurseries, children’s centres, nursery class, nursery school, kindergarten etc.

This information will help the voice of the parents in the UK be heard in Brussels. I ask for your cooperation, and emphasise your responses are anonymous.

Hoping for your cooperation,

Edward Melhuish

insancerre Wed 21-Oct-15 19:22:05

I've done your survey

jobrum Wed 21-Oct-15 19:28:19

I will take the survery, my dd, nin months, has just thus week started nursey so we have a few years of childcare experiences ahead of us

insancerre Wed 21-Oct-15 19:52:00

Bumping for the Prof

Melhuish Sat 24-Oct-15 10:12:39

Many thanks to those who have done the survey.
We need hundreds more to do so so that UK parents views are known to the European Commission.

I am hoping that mor parents of the UK will participate in this survey.

Type this location into google or your web browser

survey.fss.uu.nl/index.php/868165/lang-en

and you can find the questionnaire to be filled in.

Best
Edward Melhuish

Melhuish Sat 31-Oct-15 14:49:14

Many thanks to those who have done the survey.
We need hundreds more to influence European Commission.

I am hoping that more parents will participate.

Type this location into google or your web browser

survey.fss.uu.nl/index.php/868165/lang-en

and you can find the questionnaire to be filled in.

Best
Edward Melhuish

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