Survey to look at impact of furlough on childcare providers

Catherine Gaunt
Wednesday, November 4, 2020

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 workforce.

With the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme due to continue into December, before being replaced by the Job Support Scheme (JSS), this piece of research will look at the impact the furlough scheme has had on the early years sector to date. 

Purnima Tanuku, 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 and the planned changeover to the JSS.

‘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.’

The latest research is part of a larger four survey study.

The results of the first survey, published in September, found that 71 per cent of early years staff had been furloughed between March and August.

Participants will remain anonymous, and can either take part in any, or all, of the four surveys. 

NDNA and EPI will be sharing the results from survey, with a larger analysis at the end of the year-long project.

  • To complete the latest survey click here 

 

 

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