Audit Scotland launches survey on early learning and childcare

08 June 2016 Share this LinkedIn
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Scotland’s public spending watchdog is asking parents and carers to share their views about funded early learning and childcare in a new survey.

Audit Scotland looks at public spending and policy across the public sector and is considering an audit of funded early learning and childcare. To inform this work, parents and carers of eligible children - usually three to four-year-olds, and some two-year-olds - are being asked to take part in a brief survey.

Auditor Rebecca Smallwood explained: “Early learning and childcare provision has recently been changed and faces further reform in the future. So this feels like the right time for Audit Scotland to take a closer look at how the system is working, and what outcomes are being delivered for the people who access this support.

“We want to make sure we’re on the right track when we start planning our audit work. We’re particularly interested in exploring how public money is spent on early learning and childcare and how the recent changes have impacted on children, their parents and carers.”

Read Rebecca’s blog to find out more or click here to take part in the survey, which runs until the end of August.

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For media enquiries, please get in touch with Kirsty Gibbins on 0131 6251658 or by email to kgibbins@audit-scotland.gov.uk