Early Years Sector consultation 2021

Closed 13 Aug 2021

Opened 29 Jun 2021


The purpose of this consultation is to seek views from all Early Years Providers about a number of key issues and to take this into account in the Childcare Sufficiency Assessment (CSA).

This year, the focus will be on Childcare Sufficiency and Sustainability 2021, but the report we intend to write will be much wider than just sufficiency. The findings will be fed back to senior leaders and councillors and beyond through our senior leadership team.

We hope you can find the time to complete this consultation survey in as much depth as possible. We recognise that it’s lengthy, but we want to capture as much information as we can to enable us to write a comprehensive report. We anticipate this should take no longer than 45 - 55 minutes to complete.

If you complete the survey you will have the opportunity to enter into a prize draw, to win either £100 worth of book tokens for your setting, or free training from Early Childhood Services to the value of £100. A prize is available to one provider from each district. 

If you have more than one setting, then please complete one consultation survey per setting, as the results could be different for each one.

A message from Colin Pettigrew, Director of Children’s Services for Nottinghamshire:

I am pleased to offer my support to this piece of work as we strive to support the Early years Sector in providing quality opportunities for our very young children to learn and develop in the most crucial first years of life. 

I understand that over the last year there have been some challenging times for Early Years providers, and I am keen to see the results of this consultation. I would then like to share the results with our Elected Members, Senior leadership colleagues and with other Directors of Children’s services across the Country. 

Please take the time to give us your responses, to ensure we can create a meaningful and detailed report on the challenges that the Early years Sector faces, as well as recognising the fantastic work that you do. Thank you.

Colin Pettigrew
Director of Children’s Services, Nottinghamshire

What happens next

Thank you for completing the early years sector consultation. If you entered the prize draw and you are a winner, we will contact you by email to let you know.