Together we can give children like yours the best start in life

Around 6000 families, like yours, have taken part in the SEED survey. By taking part you're helping us to really understand how childcare and early education can help children get the best start in life. Thank you.

We have visited families taking part in the SEED study up to four times in the period from 2013 to 2017. We are not currently planning any more surveys but we are continuing to use the data we have collected and are planning to link it with administrative data for further analysis as long as the parents have given us their consent to do so.


Data Protection

Read the study Privacy Notice to find out more about how your data will be kept safe.

Linking your data

Make the data we collect even more useful

If you have signed a consent form during a visit from one of our NatCen interviewers, your answers will be linked to other data held on the National Pupil Database and by the Department for Work and Pensions and HMRC.

It's entirely voluntary but by doing this you can make sure that SEED makes as much impact as possible.

Linking to the National Pupil Database

Linking to Department for Work and Pensions and HMRC data 


Watch the video to find out more