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Survey on early learning and childcare

Dear parent/carer ,

The Scottish Government is currently running a survey on early learning and childcare and you are invited to take part by using an on-line form – see the link below.

What is the survey about?

The survey asks about people’s use of and views on early learning and childcare including nurseries, childminders, playgroups, or family centres.

The Scottish Government plans to increase the hours of free early learning and childcare available to 3 and 4 year olds, and some 2 year olds (further details can be found at www.earlylearningandchildcare.scot). This will be a really significant change for children (and their parents and carers), and to help plan for this the Scottish Government is interested in hearing the views of households with children aged 0-5. This includes parents or carers who do not currently use early learning and childcare.

Giving your views

You can complete the survey online at www.bit.ly/elc-survey.

Everyone taking part has the option to be entered into a draw to win one of 10 x £100 cash prizes.

The survey is voluntary, but your responses will help the Scottish Government plan for the increase in free early learning and childcare. If you feel that you are not the right person in your household to take part, you can pass this letter on to someone else. If you know of anyone else who might be interested in the survey, or if for example you are a member of a relevant Facebook group, please also feel free to pass on the link to the survey.

The survey is strictly confidential. The Scottish Government have asked Craigforth (independent researchers) to run the survey, and no-one outside Craigforth will know who has taken part or have access to individual responses.  Reporting of survey results will also make sure that no-one taking part can be identified.


If you would like to talk to someone about the survey, or if you would prefer to complete the survey by phone, you can contact Chris Thornton or Louise Blair at Craigforth on Freephone 0800 027 2245 or email survey@craigforth.co.uk.

Early Learning and Childcare Consultation

As part of the consultation on the expansion of early learning and childcare in Scotland the Scottish Government wants to hear the views of parents and carers and is running a series of Ministerial engagement events with parents in December. This includes an event in Glasgow at 6pm on Wednesday 7th December. Places for the event can be booked at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/expansion-of-early-learning-and-childcare-in-scotland-consultation-event-tickets-29847825650.

The Scottish Government is also working with stakeholders to organise a series of smaller targeted engagement events across the country in December and January.

The consultation A Blueprint for 2020: The Expansion of Early Learning and Childcare in Scotland was launched on 15th October and runs until 9th January 2017.

More information on the consultation is available at: https://consult.scotland.gov.uk/creating-positive-futures/expansion-of-early-learning-and-childcare.

For Nursery Parents

Dear Parent/Carer,

As part of Woodfarm Cluster’s self-evaluation process, we are seeking parent/carer views of your child’s pre-school year in Nursery.

Please click on the link below to complete the survey – it should only take a couple of minutes to complete.  The survey will be open from today and close on Friday 6th May.


Many thanks for taking the time to provide us with your views.  It is very much appreciated.

Woodfarm Cluster

Last Day of Term Arrangements

Parent / Carer of Nursery – P7 Pupils

Dear Parent / Carer

You are warmly invited to attend the end of term Summer Service in Orchardhill Parish Church on Wednesday 24th June at 11.00 a.m.  All pupils will return to school after the service to be dismissed at 1.00 p.m.  Please note that school lunch will only be available for free school meal pupils (which includes all P1 – P3 pupils) and the choice will be Quorn Hot Dog or Burger.

We would confirm that nursery pupils will be attending the Church Service and as the service is not expected to finish until about 12 noon could you please make arrangements to collect your nursery child at 12.15 p.m.   If this arrangement is not convenient then could you please collect your child from the nursery by 10.30 a.m. before the children leave for the Church.  Please note that there will be no afternoon nursery session as both the school and nursery close at 1.00 p.m.

We hope that you will have a lovely summer break and look forward to welcoming the pupils back for the new session at the normal time on Thursday 13th August 2015.

For Parents of Nursery Pupils

Parents Of Nursery Pupils Only – we have been asked by The Scottish Government to pass on this information

Dear Parent / Carer

The Scottish Government has proposed to increase the provision of free childcare to 1140 hours per year for children who are 3 or 4 years old, as well as for vulnerable 2 year olds who are eligible for the 600 hours free entitlement through the Children & Young People’s Act 2014.  With this in mind we are conducting a survey exploring how parents would wish to use this increase. The results of this survey will help guide policy on early years child care provision. In order for the survey to produce representative results it is important that we reach as many parents of 3 or 4 year old children from as wide a variety of back grounds as possible, this includes those who do not currently use free child-care provision.

The survey is available at the following link.


Christmas Show

Giffnock Nursery and P1, P2 and P3 are pleased to announce the dates of their Christmas show, which is called Children of the World. Nursery, Primary 1, Primary2 and Primary 3 will take part and all performances will be held in the school gym hall.

Dates are as follows:

Monday 8 December afternoon (time to be confirmed). This show will have P1, P2, P3 and the afternoon nursery children.

Tuesday 9 December morning (time to be confirmed). This show  will have P1, P2, P3 and the morning nursery children.

Tuesday 9 December evening (time to be confirmed). This show will have P1, P2 and P3 and no nursery children.