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  • Why have I been chosen?

    All parents and carers of children aged between two and two years six months receiving state-funded or local-authority-funded nursery placements in 12 local authorities across Scotland have been invited to take part.

  • Who are ScotCen?

    ScotCen is an independent, not for profit, social research organisation.

    Based in Edinburgh, we have over ten years’ experience listening to the public and making sure their voice is heard.

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    • Toddlers playing with sand Why take part?

      Influence Government decisions

      This study will help the Government make the right decisions about the funding of pre-school childcare.

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  • How will my answers be used?

    The information you and your nursery provide will be used by the ScotCen Social Research to write a report that sums up the views of everyone who took part.

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  • Privacy notice

    In line with the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), there are certain things that we need to let you, a research participant, know about how your information will be processed. In this privacy notice, we explain the legal basis for data processing, who will have access to personal data, how the data will be used, stored and deleted and who you can contact with a query or a complaint.

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  • What's involved?

    The questionnaire will take around 15-20 minutes to fill out, and then all you need to do is simply pop it in the FREEPOST return envelope to send back to us, or return it to your child’s nursery.

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  • Contact us

    If you’ve any questions at all, you can get in touch with us by phone or by email.

    You can contact us using the free phone number 0800 652 4569.

    Alternatively, email your enquiry to: elc@scotcen.org.uk