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PACEY launches sector-wide survey - Building Blocks 2018

The Professional Association of Childcare and Early Years (PACEY) is launching its annual sector-wide survey which will provide a unique insight into the issues facing early years professionals. 

In its third year, Building Blocks, is the most comprehensive research of its kind carried out amongst individual early years practitioners.

The survey is open to all early years and childcare professionals working in England and Wales, from childminders to nannies to nursery and pre-school staff. It will investigate the views and opinions of those working in early years and provide an invaluable barometer of the sector.

The Building Blocks research addresses experience, qualifications and training, working conditions, finances and future plans. We want to know your views on big issues facing the sector, such as the 30-hour offer, in order to make sure your collective voice is heard by government, regulators and other key partners such as local authorities.

The results of the survey will form an in-depth report which will be published in Summer 2018 and will ensure that a collective voice is heard by the government and Ofsted. 

Liz Bayram, Chief Executive of PACEY, said:
“This year’s Building Blocks survey comes at a critical point, as more children than ever become eligible for the 30 hour entitlement in England and the Childcare Offer in Wales. The survey provides a unique opportunity for all childcare and early years practitioners, whatever your setting,  to tell us about your experience of working in the sector: what works and what doesn’t, what motivates you and what frustrates you. It provides a vital health check on the state of the sector. We need to hear from you to really understand what is happening on the ground, and push for change from government and local authorities.”


The PACEY Building Blocks survey is now open to all childcare professionals in England and Wales and will take you less than 10 minutes to complete, please select the correct area below to take part.