Survey over pre-school changes

Shetland Islands Council has begun a consultation survey on proposed changes to the provision of pre-school education.

The survey, which will close on 28th February, follows a series of meetings held at the end of last year about the proposed 600 hours of Early Years Learning and Childcare from August 2014.

SIC executive manager of early years and additional support needs Chris Horrix said: “The results from this survey will help us to plan for the increased provision and will enable us to identify local preferences for provision.

“The discussion meetings last year took place in a number of venues across Shetland and folk were asked to send in the options they wished to be included in this consultation survey.

“We were very pleased with the initial response and have been able to include most of the options submitted.

“The survey itself shouldn’t take very long to complete and we look forward to reading the responses from parents and carers across Shetland.”

Ms Horrix said the results would be published later this spring.

People can complete the survey online. Hard copies are available from the SIC education department at Hayfield House in Lerwick. Call 744000 and they will send them out or arrange for them to be collected.



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