What difference does the Maple Tree make?
We wanted to find out about the impact that the Maple Tree has on families to help us to plan our new programme, and also to give support to our grant applications. Feedback was collected from families during late spring 2023 through two surveys; a survey about what the Maple Tree is like for adults (40 responses) and one about the difference it makes to children (34 responses)
This is what was said:
88% of parents thought that the Maple Tree had helped them to be a more confident parent.
100% agreed or strongly agreed that attending the Maple Tree had been an enjoyable experience.
92% of parents used ideas from the Maple Tree to do activities at home.
81% thought that going to the Maple Tree had helped them to better understand their child’s learning and development.
100% of parents said that their children enjoyed coming to the Maple Tree
88% thought that their child was more confident as a result of attending the Maple Tree
81% thought that attending the Maple Tree had helped their child become more independent
87% thought that the Maple Tree had helped with their child’s development and learning
85% thought the Maple Tree had helped their child to learn to play alongside or with others (this question wasn’t relevant to all respondents).
82% thought that the Maple Tree had helped with their child’s communication skills
And there were some suggestions for things we could do more of:
• Events to learn about different aspects of children’s learning
• Events to learn about children’s health and development
• More things at weekends
Thank you so much to everyone who took the time to respond. We really appreciate the positive feedback and also the suggestions for things to change. We will be working on these.