Publication - Research and analysis

Out of school care parent survey: report

Published: 30 Aug 2019
Directorate:
Early Learning and Childcare Programme Directorate
Part of:
Research
ISBN:
9781839600975

Details the views of parents/carers of five to 13 year old children regarding out of school care, including term-time and holiday care.

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Out of school care parent survey: report
Footnotes

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Footnotes

1 Scott E and Scobie G. NHS Health Scotland Evidence briefing on the impact of care. NHS Health Scotland (2015). http://www.healthscotland.com/uploads/documents/26583-Evidence%20Briefing_Impact%20of%20out%20of%20school%20care_5681.pdf

2 Scottish Government (2003). School's Out: Framework for the Development of Out-of-School Care. https://www.webarchive.org.uk/wayback/archive/20180519002547/http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2003/02/16322/17823

3 SIMD (the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation) provides a deprivation rank for each of the datazones in Scotland, from the most deprived to the least deprived. This study used SIMD quintile categories. https://www2.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/SIMD

4 The eight Scottish Parliament electoral regions were used.

5 This study used SIMD (Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation) quintile categories. SIMD provides a deprivation rank for each of the datazones in Scotland, from the most deprived (SIMD 1) to the least deprived (SIMD 5).

6 Scottish Government (2003). School's Out: Framework for the Development of Out-of-School Care. https://www.webarchive.org.uk/wayback/archive/20180519002547/http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2003/02/16322/17823

7 Scott E and Scobie G. NHS Health Scotland Evidence briefing on the impact of care. NHS Health Scotland (2015). http://www.healthscotland.com/uploads/documents/26583-Evidence%20Briefing_Impact%20of%20out%20of%20school%20care_5681.pdf

8 Lloyd E. Give us a Hand with Childcare. Save the Children (2018). https://resourcecentre.savethechildren.net/node/13673/pdf/give_us_a_hand.pdf

9 SIMD (the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation) provides a deprivation rank for each of the datazones in Scotland, from the most deprived to the least deprived. This study used SIMD quintile categories. https://www2.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/SIMD

10 This study used the Scottish Government’s 6-fold Urban Rural Classification. https://www2.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/About/Methodology/UrbanRuralClassification

11 Strictly speaking, sampling tolerances only apply to random probability surveys but they are commonly also applied to quota surveys.

12 These findings are in line with previous research for the Scottish Executive, which found that the characteristics most strongly related to use of childcare were whether the household contained one or two-parents, and whether they worked (see: http://docs.scie-socialcareonline.org.uk/fulltext/parentsccdem.pdf)

13 Among all (2,002) participants, a third (33%) only used informal term-time care, 12% only used formal care and 13% used both.

14 This study used SIMD (Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation) quintile categories. SIMD provides a deprivation rank for each of the datazones in Scotland, from the most deprived (SIMD 1) to the least deprived (SIMD 5).

15 This is most likely due to the introduction of free or subsidised breakfast club schemes in these areas by local councils.

16 13% of all (2,002) participants

17 It is estimated that the average annual cost for a family with two school-aged children is around £3800 for five days per week of after-school care provision (see: http://www.healthscotland.com/uploads/documents/26583-Evidence%20Briefing_Impact%20of%20out%20of%20school%20care_5681.pdf)

18 Areas with a population of less than 3,000 people, and with a drive time of over 30 minutes to a settlement of 10,000 or more. https://www2.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/About/Methodology/UrbanRuralClassification

19 Previous research has highlighted that childcare use is higher than average among families in higher income groups and in nonmanual occupations (see: http://docs.scie-socialcareonline.org.uk/fulltext/parentsccdem.pdf)

20 As shown in previous research, one of the key benefits of out-of-school care is the economic benefit it offers families by enabling parents to work/work more hours (see: https://soscn.org/downloads/library/Out_of_School_Care/Assessment_of_Benefits_and_costs_of_OSC.pdf)

21 50% of all (2,002) participants.

22 Among all (2,002) participants, a third (42%) only used informal holiday care, 7% only used formal care and 12% used both.

23 The Central Scotland Scottish Parliament electoral region comprises Falkirk, North Lanarkshire and parts of South Lanarkshire.

24 For example: Eunson, J. and Murray, L. Early Learning and Childcare: experiences of parents. Audit Scotland (2017). Available at: https://www.audit-scotland.gov.uk/uploads/docs/report/2018/nr_180215_early_learning_supp.pdf and;

Statham, J. Grandparents providing child care. Department of Education (2011). Available at: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/181364/CWRC-00083-2011.pdf


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