Using questionnaires to improve your setting

January 23rd, 2015

Using questionnaires to improve your setting

At your next Ofsted inspection it is likely that the Ofsted inspector will look for evidence on how you use self-evaluation in prioritisation and setting challenging targets for improvement. This would likely include views of parents and children. Questionnaires can be a great way of helping to achieve this and we have created five different ones for you to use. All are available to download from our Leadership & Management page.

Parents & Carers’ Questionnaire

Our original questionnaire, this questionnaire asks questions across the four themes of:

  • A unique child;
  • Positive relationships;
  • Enabling environments; and
  • Learning & Development

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You can ask parents to complete the questionnaire at any time and can update them a couple of months later letting them know what changes you have implemented thanks to their feedback.

Child’s Questionnaire

This is a questionnaire for the younger children in your setting. There are words and pictures and children can mark the smilie, okay or sad faces to show how they feel about things in the setting such as the food and toys.

Again you can give this to children at any time.

childs questionnaire











Older Child’s Questionnaire

As the name suggests this is a questionnaire for older children who can read questions and write down their feedback. Again, it can be given to older children at any time.

Parent Terminates Contract Questionnaire

For use when a parent terminates their contract with you – asks some questions that you may want to know the answer to but would be uncomfortable asking verbally.

Older Child’s Leaving Questionnaire

To give to an older child prior to them leaving your setting.

I hope these five questionnaires are useful, they can all be downloaded by members from our Leadership & Management page and can be amended to suit your setting. If you would like any others created please let me know.

Thanks for reading,



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