Sefton Childcare and Early Years Survey for Parents and Carers 2023

Closed 1 Apr 2023

Opened 1 Mar 2023


This survey is to find out from parents and carers what their experiences and needs are in relation to childcare. The information will be used to inform our Childcare Sufficiency Assessment. It will also help us plan to make sure there are enough high quality childcare places at the times and in the places that families need it in Sefton.


Why your views matter

Your views are important to us as they will help us decide how to assess if there is enough childcare provision in Sefton and plan new childcare services and ensure places meet the needs for local families.  We are also keen to hear about the experiences of families with special educational needs and disabilities.

All responses will be only be used to help us assess the need for future childcare in Sefton and you will not be identified in any way in the reporting of this survey. 

We estimate that this survey will take approximately 15 minutes to complete. The survey will close on 28th March 2023.

If you would like help completing this survey or would like a copy of the survey in a different language or format, please contact 

Please note that at the end of this survey, before submitting your results, you will be asked if you want to provide an email address so that you can receive a PDF copy of your response.  This is completely optional.  The email address is only used to send the email to you via the online consultation system provided by Delib as the data processor.  The email address will not be stored with the responses and Sefton Council will not have access to it.  You may be asked for your email address as part of the survey and if so, there will be a Privacy Notice explaining why we are asking for this and you can choose whether to provide your email address or not on this basis. 


What happens next

The results from this survey will be used to inform Sefton's Childcare Sufficiency document to identify whether there are sufficient childcare places to meet local need. 


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