The National Day Nurseries Association (NDNA) and the Education Policy Institute (EPI) are launching the second survey in their year-long research project looking at the effect of the Covid-19 pandemic on the early years sector.

With the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme – which was due to continue into December before being replaced by the Job Support Scheme, and is now continuing until March – this piece of research will look at the impact the furlough scheme has had on the early years sector to date.

Purnima Tanuku OBE, Chief Executive of NDNA, said: “It is vital that we get the full picture of challenges facing the early years sector through this survey given the new lockdown measures. This is a highly uncertain time for everyone as we enter a new period of Coronavirus restrictions. This valuable research will help us to provide evidence of the impact of Covid-19 on providers. We are asking childcare providers across the UK to take the time to complete the survey to capture the evolving nature of the challenges in each nation.”

This piece of research is part of a larger four survey study, the first round taking place in August.

Participants who will remain strictly confidential can either take part in any or all of the four surveys. NDNA and EPI will be sharing the results from each piece of research, with a larger piece of analysis at the end of the year-long project.

To complete the survey click here https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/ZZBRTVY

 

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