NDNA Scotland launches survey looking at early years workforce in Scotland 

As the childcare sector in Scotland heads into a crucial period before the full roll-out of the Government’s 1140 hours expansion, National Day Nurseries Association (NDNA) Scotland has launched its latest workforce survey.NDNA Scotland logo

NDNA is urging as many nurseries and childcare providers in Scotland as possible to fill in the 15-minute survey before it closes at 5pm on Monday 3 June. 

The survey will help NDNA answer crucial questions affecting the quality and availability of childcare across the country focusing on: Recruitment and retention of qualified staff

  • The impact of minimum wage increases on staffing budgets
  • The impact of Brexit on EU staff members and nurseries
  • Qualifications
  • Training

The findings from this research by NDNA Scotland will provide a clearer picture of the early learning and childcare workforce as a whole and help to address issues that the sector is facing ahead of the completion of the 1140 hours rollout. 

Purnima Tanuku OBE, Chief Executive of NDNA Scotland, said: “It is now more important than ever that a true picture of the early years workforce in Scotland is compiled as the 1140 hours offer continues to be phased in building up to August 2020. 

“We know there are many challenges surrounding recruitment in the early years and we continue to raise this with the Scottish Government. By completing this work we will have a clear picture of the current state of the workforce and what needs to happen in the coming year to support the sector.”

Respondents can be entered into a prize draw to win a Toadstool Small World Cottage, kindly donated by TTS and Consortium. 

Find out more and complete the NDNA Scotland workforce survey at www.ndna.org.uk/workforcesurvey