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Scottish Study of Early Learning and Childcare: Phase 1 Report - Updated 2021

Phase 1 of the Scottish Study of Early Learning and Childcare (SSELC) aimed to gather a robust baseline of child and parent outcomes for a cohort of eligible two-year-olds who were receiving 600 hours of funded early learning and childcare provision.

Scottish Study of Early Learning and Childcare: Phase 1 Report - Updated 2021
Appendix B – Supplementary tables

Appendix B – Supplementary tables

Table B1: Average duration of a one-trip journey from home to the setting by area deprivation

Most deprived 20%
%

Other areas
%

All
%

0 to 5 minutes

37

37

36

6 to 10 minutes

25

28

27

11 to 15 minutes

20

18

18

16 to 20 minutes

11

12

11

21 to 30 minutes

6

5

6

more than 30 minutes

2

1

1

Unweighted base

189

217

414

Base: All respondents (parent survey)

Table B2: % of parents who participated in various activities at child’s nursery by highest qualification of respondent

None

Standard Grade, National 3, 4 or 5, or equivalent

Higher Grade or equivalent

HNC, HND or equivalent

Degree or equivalent

Visited your child`s room

93

93

94

95

88

Attended a parents evening or information meeting

24

34

56

44

30

Attended another type of nursery event

28

39

54

45

40

Helped out or offered to help out in the nursery including on a trip or with a nursery event

15

16

24

10

15

Stayed and played with your child

50

56

66

59

55

Discussed your child`s progress with her / his keyworker or another member of staff

83

80

91

88

87

Talked to someone about how to support your child`s learning at home

30

36

56

41

39

Spoken to someone about money or your welfare rights

2

6

9

8

6

Received help with transport to and from the nursery

2

4

-

4

1

Had support with food or clothing

7

5

9

4

1

Learned a new skill such as cooking

4

3

6

4

4

None of these

2

3

-

-

-

Unweighted base

46

147

68

78

67

Base: All respondents (parent survey)

Table B3: ASQ communication domain score by how often child sleeps through the night and whether ever breastfed

How often child sleeps through the night without waking or needing to be comforted

Whether child ever breastfed

Never
%

1-2 times a week
%

3-5 times a week
%

6 times a week
%

Every night
%

Yes
%

No
%

Further assessment may be needed

40

46

30

30

37

40

36

Monitoring suggested

17

13

15

23

19

13

19

Development appears on schedule

43

41

55

47

44

47

45

Unweighted base

77

54

74

43

162

161

243

Base: All children (keyworker observations)

Table B4: SDQ emotional symptoms domain score by child’s sex and area deprivation

Male
%

Female
%

Most deprived 20%
%

Other areas
%

Close to average

81

78

82

78

Slightly raised

7

7

6

7

High

4

6

4

6

Very high

8

9

8

9

Unweighted base

296

266

256

293

Base: All children (keyworker observations)

Table B5: SDQ conduct problems domain score by child’s sex and area deprivation

Male
%

Female
%

Most deprived 20%
%

Other areas
%

Close to average

68

70

66

70

Slightly raised

13

9

13

10

High

7

8

8

7

Very high

12

13

13

13

Unweighted base

297

266

256

294

Base: All children (keyworker observations)

Table B6: SDQ total difficulties score by how often child sleeps through the night

How often child sleeps through the night without waking or needing to be comforted

Never
%

1-2 times a week
%

3-5 times a week
%

6 times a week
%

Every night
%

Close to average

45

45

44

58

38

Slightly raised

18

22

33

26

26

High

18

20

11

7

16

Very high

18

13

12

9

21

Unweighted base

77

55

73

43

160

Base: All children (keyworker observations)

Table B7: Child’s general health by single parent/couple household

Single parent
%

Couple household
%

Very good

56

58

Good

33

31

Fair

10

10

Bad

1

1

Very Bad

0

1

Unweighted base

220

195

Base: All respondents (parent survey)

Table B8: Parental concerns about how child talks by area deprivation and single parent/couple household

Most deprived 20%
%

Other areas
%

Single parent
%

Couple household
%

No

68

65

72

62

A little

19

17

19

17

Yes

12

18

10

21

Unweighted base

196

219

221

195

Base: All respondents (parent survey)

Table B9: Parental concerns about what the child understands by area deprivation and single parent/couple household

Most deprived 20%
%

Other areas
%

Single parent
%

Couple household
%

No

84

85

85

84

A little

12

9

9

11

Yes

5

7

6

5

Unweighted base

196

220

221

196

Base: All respondents (parent survey)

Table B10: How often child sleeps through the night by area deprivation

Most deprived 20%
%

Other areas
%

Never

20

19

1-2 times a week

14

12

3-5 times a week

18

18

6 times a week

8

12

Every night

40

39

Unweighted base

193

221

Base: All respondents (parent survey)

Table B11: Whether child ever breastfeed by area deprivation

Most deprived 20%
%

Other areas
%

Yes

40

41

No

60

59

Unweighted base

194

213

Base: All respondents (parent survey)

Table B12: Parent’s economic activity by area deprivation

Most deprived 20%
%

Other areas
%

Working 30 or more hours a week (including if currently on leave or sick)

5

16

Working fewer than 30 hours a week (including if currently on leave or sick)

24

18

On maternity/parental leave from an employer

3

1

Looking after home or family

68

71

Waiting to take up paid work already obtained

1

0

Out of work and looking for a job

10

7

Out of work, because of long-term sickness or disability

10

9

On a Government training or employment scheme

1

0

In full-time education (including on vacation)

4

6

In part-time education (including on vacation)

1

1

Wholly retired

-

1

Not in paid work for some other reason

15

8

Unweighted base

195

218

Base: All respondents (parent survey)

Table B13: Parent’s general health by single parent/couple household

Single parent
%

Couple household
%

Very good

23

24

Good

38

38

Fair

29

27

Bad

8

9

Very Bad

1

2

Unweighted base

221

196

Base: All respondents (parent survey)

Table B14: % of parents who participated in various activities at child’s nursery by highest qualification of respondent

None
%

Standard Grade, National 3, 4 or 5, or equivalent
%

Higher Grade or equivalent
%

HNC, HND or equivalent
%

Degree or equivalent
%

Very good

28

21

15

29

29

Good

38

40

40

36

38

Fair

28

29

26

29

25

Bad

4

9

13

5

7

Very Bad

2

1

6

-

-

Unweighted base

47

147

68

78

68

Base: All respondents (parent survey)

Table B15: % agreeing activities done and perceived change in feelings because of child being in nursery by area deprivation

Most deprived 20%
%

Other areas
%

Because child is in nursery, able to think about what may do in the future

69

65

Because child is in nursery, have been feeling less stressed

62

60

Because child is in nursery, have been able to work or look for work

40

43

Because child is in nursery, have been able to study or improve work-related skills

27

26

Unweighted base

193

211

Base: All respondents (parent survey)


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