Childminder Workforce Survey 2022

Closed 1 Apr 2022

Opened 15 Mar 2022


It has been widely reported in the media that the early years sector is facing difficulty in recruiting and retaining early years practitioners.  To explore this further, the Early Years Commissioning Team would like to understand any issues in relation to the current health of recruitment and retention of early years childminders across Surrey.  To do this, we would invite you to complete and submit this short survey by 1 April 2022.  

Why your views matter

We will use the information you submit to understand the reasons for the current difficulties in recruitment and retention.  Please note that in order to do so we will ask you to provide some personal data. This will include your name and email address.

By completing this survey you are providing us with consent for this information to be used solely for the purposes identified above. Please note you have a right to withdraw consent for this information to be processed. If you wish us to remove your data please contact us at and we will endeavour to remove the information given from our our survey analysis.

If you have any complaints about this process, please contact us at the same email address in the first instance. If your complaint has not been addressed to your satisfaction, please note Surrey County Council has a complaint procedure in place. In order to access the procedure, please visit and follow the prompts.

What happens next

We will collate the results from the survey and use this information to inform our future planning and support to the early years sector


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