Parents' Views of Pre-School: Making Choices
01 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.