Parents' views of pre-school: Making choices
Parents' views of pre-school: Making choices

Caroline Sharp and Claudia Davis

Research Report, July 1997

  • What are parents looking for when choosing a pre-school for their three- or four-year-old?
  • How do they find out what is available in their area?
  • How important are practical issues, such as distance, opening hours and cost?
  • What other factors come into play, and what are parents looking for when they visit a pre-school?

These are some of the questions addressed in this book, which reports the findings of a major research project. The research entailed a survey of nearly a thousand parents whose children attended pre-schools in the state, private and voluntary sectors. The survey findings are illustrated by quotations from interviews with parents and pre-school staff.

Further Information:
Format: PDF, 38pp, ISBN: 0700514589
Sponsor(s): NFER

How to cite this publication:

Sharp, C. and Davis, C. (1997). Parents' views of pre-school: making choices. Slough: NFER.