Accessing childcare in rural areas - survey

Monika Reichelt

The Scottish Government are looking for parents, carers and childcare providers to take part in the survey to help identify and investigate childcare issues in rural areas.

Scottish Government is committed to enabling every child in Scotland to reach their full potential. To achieve this, it is key to understand the differing childcare needs and the challenges to providing this care in rural and island areas of Scotland. 

Parents, carers and childcare providers of school-age children living and working in Aberdeenshire, Argyll and Bute, Dumfries and Galloway, Highland, Shetland, or Western Isles/Na h-Eileanan Siar are sought to share their experience.

You will be helping to identify the key issues and interests of rural and island communities that will inform policy, strategies and services to support families and the childcare sector make quality childcare affordable and accessible for all families.

You can help out by:

  • Completing a short survey (including the chance to take part in a draw for £40, £20 and £15 shopping vouchers) and/or
  • Participating in an online or phone interview (£40 shopping voucher will be offered as a thank you for your time).

If you have any questions or comments please get in touch with Raquel Rivera at