Being a member of the about early years panel

Are you passionate about early years? Do you want to make sure policy is informed by a solid evidence base? Do you need up to date sector information to help plan and develop your provision?

If so, join the panel and get involved with the About Early Years research programme. It is free to join, free to take part and there are lots of benefits for panel members. The panel currently operates in England only. We look forward to extending its reach in the future. 



What does it involve and how will I benefit? 

We send you surveys on key sector issues, involving a time commitment of around a day across the year. So why do it?

  • What you tell us will produce a strong evidence base to influence policy
  • We have an ethos of 'give to receive' - settings contributing to the panel enjoy extra information and analysis as a thank you for taking part.  

As a panel member you will enjoy sector analysis straight to your inbox on vital issues such as:

  • Hourly delivery costs now and in the future
  • Childcare fees
  • Occupancy levels
  • Staff salaries by age and qualification
  • Staff turnover, vacancies and recruitment

Use this information, and more, to help you plan for the future.

Take part with confidence - read about how we process and manage data collected from the panel HERE

If you own or manage a nursery or pre-school setting in England please register to join the panel HERE

If you are a registered childminder in England please register HERE