The Duchess of Cambridge launches 5 Big Questions, a UK-wide survey on the under 5s


The survey follows eight years of work and research, and will spark the biggest ever conversation on early childhood, giving the nation a unique opportunity to have their say on raising the future of the country. Research has shown the vital importance of the early years to everyone’s lives. The experiences we all go through from the womb to five years old have a profound and lasting impact on our future. These years lie at the root of the hardest social challenges the country faces today and every response to the survey will contribute to bringing about positive, lasting change for generations to come.

The findings will provide vital information for the early years sector and start to give parents and carers the support they need, alongside helping children build resilience to any adversities they might face. It will also help to focus The Duchess of Cambridge’s ongoing work with The Royal Foundation to give children across the country the best possible start in leading a healthy and fulfilling life.

“We are at the heart of raising the next generation. The science proves the importance of the early years, but the next step is knowing how best to support parents and families to do the best job they can. I really believe so passionately in the early years, and being able to listen to how best we can provide support in communities across the country I think is really vital.” – The Duchess of Cambridge

Now is the time to listen to the country, to hear what they have to say, and to start a national conversation on the under-fives. It takes just one minute to answer the survey. We would hugely appreciate your contribution.