Family Survey Results

The Findings from the Family Survey

The results for the family survey’s closed-ended questions are presented below, by setting. Where applicable, comparison to the staff survey results have been included (viewed by swiping the graph sideways).

Q1. In your opinion, what do you hope your child will achieve through their Early Years education?


Q2. Which of these statements best describes your view on the aims of Early Years education?

Early Education is designed to teach my child…


Q3. Which of these characteristics would you choose as most important for your child to develop through their Early Years education?


Q4. Please describe what you would like to see your child doing day-to-day in their Early Years setting? 


Q5.Which of these statements best describes your views on the role of play?

Within your home?

Within your child’s Early Years Setting?


Q6. For your child, which of these statements best describes your preferred spaces within an Early Years setting?

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Traditional* = A formal learning environment e.g. a traditional set up of desks and chairs.
All Play* = A flexible learning environment e.g. a variety of adaptive spaces and resources (inside & out).
Uncertain* = A combination of formal and flexible spaces.


Q7. For your child, which of these statements best describes your preferred experiences within an Early Years setting?

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Traditional = Adult-led activities e.g. worksheets, learning carousels and ability groups.
All Play = Child-led activities e.g. free-flow play.
Uncertain = A combination of adult-led and child-led activities.


Q8. For your child, which of these statements best describes your preferred interactions within an Early Years setting? 

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Traditional = Formal inputs with the whole class or ability groups
All Play = Observing and extending children’s learning in their play.
Uncertain = A combination of observations, play interactions and formal inputs.


Q9. Which of these factors would you place as most important in impacting upon your child’s Early Years education?

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Setting’s Relationships = The setting’s social, emotional and behavioural environment
e.g. child-staff relationship and class dynamics.
Home’s Relationships = The home’s social, emotional and behavioural environment
e.g. family-child relationships and family dynamics.
Setting’s Learning & Teaching = The learning support a child receives at their setting
e.g. the quality of the teaching and resources.
Home’s Learning & Teaching = The learning support a child receives at home
e.g. family activities and experiences.


Q10. Which of these statements best describes your views on the different roles that staff and parents/carers/guardians play in education?


Q11. How confident do you feel in supporting your child’s learning at home?


Q12. As a parent, carer or guardian, how do you support your child’s learning at home? 


Q13. Should Early Years settings support your child’s learning at home?


Q14. In what ways would you like to be involved in your child’s learning at their Early Years setting?


Q15. What would you like your setting to do to support your family involvement and engagement?

  • Share plans & learning
  • Ideas of play activities to complete at home.
  • Newsletters
  • Challenges
  • Communication about what is happening at school.
  • Opportunities within the community
  • Weekly or Monthly Shared Learning Projects
  • Individual Feedback
  • Events celebrating family diversity
  • Volunteering in the classroom
  • E-Mails
  • Class Blogs
  • Meet the staff team
  • Parent workshops to teach the families
  • Weekly Updates
  • Online Learning Journals
  • Virtual classes
  • Homework
  • Play Ideas
  • Stay & Play sessions
  • Open door policy
  • Outdoor activities
  • Focus Groups
  • Twitter & Social Media
  • Videos offering teaching support
  • Setting tours
  • Parents’ evenings

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