The Findings from the Staff Survey
The results for the staff survey’s closed-ended questions are presented below, by location (left), and setting (right).
Once the the working party have finalised the thematic codebook (for the analysis of all three surveys: family, staff & children), the results of the open-ended questions will also be shown.
Q1. How confident do you feel in employing a play-based approach to teaching and learning?
Q2. Which of these statements best describes the spaces within your Early Years setting?
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.
Q3. Which of these statements best describes the experiences within your Early Years setting?
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.
Q4. Which of these statements best describes the interactions within your Early Years setting?
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.
Q5. How familiar are you with the Scottish Government’s Realising the Ambition?
Q6. Which of these factors would you place as most important in impacting upon children’s Early Years education?
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.
Q7. In what ways would you prefer families to be involved in their child’s learning at your Early Years setting?
Q9. How successful are the strategies your setting currently employs to facilitate parental engagement/involvement?
Q12. In your setting, would you use a parental engagement and interest policy aimed at putting play at the heart of Early Years’ family learning?
Strategies to boost parental engagement & involvement mentioned in open-ended Q8. & Q10.
- Focus groups
- Parent/child workshops
- Learning Journals
- Google classroom
- Shared learning projects
- Parent groups
- Stay & Play sessions
- Open door policy
- Home Visits
- Social Media
- Community projects
- Shared resources
- Microsoft Teams
- Open afternoons
- Parent volunteers
Q11. What barriers/challenges have you experienced when facilitating parental engagement/involvement in your Early Years setting?