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Childcare sufficiency assessment

The Childcare Act 2006 places a duty on local authorities in England to:

  • improve outcomes for children and young people;
  • secure sufficient childcare so that parents and carers can work.

The childcare sufficiency assessment identifies gaps in the childcare market, so that we can plan how to support the market to ensure sufficient childcare provision.

Childcare sufficiency assessment 2019 (PDF, 743 KB)

Childcare sufficiency assessment 2018 (PDF, 694 KB)

Childcare sufficiency report 2017 (PDF, 772.49 KB)

Childcare sufficiency assessment 2016 (PDF, 167.09 KB)

Childcare sufficiency assessment 2015 (PDF, 159.64 KB)

Childcare sufficiency report 2014 (PDF, 147.83 KB)

Childcare sufficiency assessment 2011 - report (PDF, 711.61 KB)

Childcare sufficiency assessment 2011 - appendices (PDF, 549.34 KB)

Each quarter we get information from all the childcare providers in the borough.

This childcare data can help people looking to open childcare settings in the borough.