Parents' Views of Pre-school: Quality Matters

Caroline Sharp, Claudia Davis

01 July 1997

  • How are parents involved in their child's pre-school education?
  • What do they think of the service they receive?
  • Which aspects would they like to see improved?
  • Which factors do parents think are important in a pre-school?
  • What is provided by pre-schools that parents rate highly?

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-school in the state, private and voluntary sectors. The researchers visited 12 pre-schools that parents rated particularly highly to observe activities and to speak to parents and staff.

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