Join the About Early Years research panel


The About Early Years research programme , launched by Ceeda in May of this year, is recruiting a representative panel of 3,000 day nurseries and pre-schools and 1,000 childminders.

As a panel member, you will be invited to complete on-line surveys three times a year in spring, summer and autumn.

In return you will receive free, confidential analysis straight to your inbox on key statistics for your setting PLUS anonymous comparison with settings like yours. Key facts at your fingertips - such as:

  • Hourly delivery costs
  • Pay rates by age and qualification level
  • Childcare fees
  • Occupancy levels
  • Staff turnover, vacancies and recruitment difficulties

Vital information to help you rise to today's challenges, plan and influence the future. 

Is it really free? Yes! But it will cost you some of your time. About a day or so in total over a year, depending on how many settings you run. This is time you will get back because you will be better prepared for the future.

Is my information confidential? Absolutely. The protection of your data is our first priority. Your data will be controlled and processed by Ceeda for research purposes only and will not be shared with any other party, for any other purpose. Read how we will manage and protect your data here

What difference will it make? Big policy decisions are being made with limited understanding of sector capacity, costs and workforce challenges. This needs to change. Our media partner Nursery World and leading sponsors the Pre-school Learning Alliance, London Early Years Foundation and others will  work hard with us, to ensure this research makes an impact.

Click here to register on the panel 

Click here to go to the project website for more detail and the latest findings.