Children of the 2020s Study

Age 2 years survey

Taking part in the Age 2 years survey
The first time you took part was when your child was around 9 months old and you will be contacted again when your child is around 2 years old. This will allow us to gather information on your child’s early development and their home learning environment, as well as some information about you and your family.

Who would we like to speak to?
We are keen to hear from all parents involved in raising your child. At this stage, you will be asked to take part in an online survey. If you have more than one child who is around 2 years old (such as twins or triplets), we would still like you to take part and hear about all your children of this age.

You will be asked questions about:


When should I complete it by?

If you can, please complete the online survey within two weeks of receiving your invitation. After two weeks, you may receive some email, postal or text message communications from us reminding you to complete your survey.

Can I leave and return to the online survey another time?

Yes. You can always make a start and complete it later if needed. You can do this by going back to the survey link and re-entering your password. This will take you to where you left off.

How long does the survey take?

Depending on the online survey you are completing, it may take you around 20 or 30 minutes to complete. Please see the letter and email/SMS we sent you for more information.

Do I get a voucher for taking part in the surveys?

Yes. If you take part in the Age 2 years online survey, you are eligible to receive an e-voucher regardless of which one you complete.

If you have supplied an email and do not receive our thank you email within two weeks, or you do not get a thank you letter in the post, please contact us here at your earliest convenience.

Please allow up to two weeks from the moment you complete the survey for our thank you email/letter with your voucher to arrive.

Does the e-voucher have an expiry date?

Yes, you have up to approximately 6 months to redeem your eGift vouchers using the e-code we send you (from the email or by post.

Please remember to check the expiration date. Once your code expires it becomes invalid and we cannot supply a new code.

Key resources

Here are some key resources for the Age 2 years survey which you can download.