What do you think about childcare in the county?
North Lincolnshire Council is asking Isle residents to share their views to help the local authority gain a better understanding of the needs of parents.
Two surveys have been created; one for parents who currently use childcare and another for parents who don’t use childcare.
This is to identify if there are any gaps in the service provided or if there is something preventing some parents using childcare for example, the opening times don’t suit their needs.
Those who complete the survey before February 28 will be entered into a free prize draw to win a family annual pass for Normanby Hall Country Park.
By completing the surveys the council will be able to find out residents’ views on the flexibility, quality and affordability of the childcare uses.
Where gaps are identified, the council will work with child carers to encourage new developments to meet the needs of parents.
Share your views by completing the childcare sufficiency surveys: ‘Share your views on childcare’ or ‘Do you not use childcare? Tell us why not’ on the council’s website www.northlincs.gov.uk/your-council/have-your-say/consultations-and-petitions/consultations/current-consultations/.
Ihe results from the surveys will help determine council priorities for creating childcare places and supporting existing childcare settings with their quality.
Councillor Rob Waltham, cabinet member for people, said: “We want to ensure that the childcare services provided in North Lincolnshire are the best they can be. Therefore we are asking parents for their views on the provision currently provided to see if any improvements need to be made. It’s important that parents’ needs are met.
“The results from the surveys will help us shape the future of childcare services on offer, so it is essential that you have your say.”