Council wants to hear from parents

Scottish Borders Council (SBC) is carrying out consultation to help plan more flexibility in future early years services across the region.

The Early Years Team wants to gather the views of parents and carers on services currently available and whether these are meeting their needs. They are keen to hear from families who make use of early learning and childcare services, including out of school and full day care.

Councillor Sandy Aitchison, SBC’s executive member for education said: “High quality early learning and childcare play a critical role in the formative years of a child’s development.

“I would encourage all parents to take the time to fill out the survey and tell us what is important to them and their families.”

Questionnaires have been issued through schools, childcare settings, toddler groups and via health visitors.