Focus of this report
This report is based upon the data from the first 1728 parents/carers who completed the survey between Friday 17th April and Wednesday 20th May.
In this report, we focus on the following outcomes:
- Parent/Carer Stress
- How children are spending their time
- Parents feelings about child play and entertainment
- Child worries
- The need for parental support
- Nearly ¾ of participating parents/carers felt that they were not sufficiently able to meet the needs of both work and their pre-school child.
- The top 3 stressors for participating parents/carers were (i) work, (ii) child’s screen time, (iii) their child’s wellbeing.
- Over 80% of children are reported by participating parents/carers to be getting at least 30 minutes of exercise a day but only 22% are reported to be getting the recommended 3 hours.
- Almost half of the children (47%) are reported to be spending no time playing with another child in their household.
- At least half (51%) of the 2-4 year olds are reported by participating parents/carers as not communicating at all via phone, video call or message with friends outside their home.
- Not being able to see their friends and attend social and sporting activities is the most common worry reported by participating parents/carers for pre-school children.
- Participating parents/carers particularly want support around managing children’s emotions, educational demands, behaviours and coming out of social isolation.