Childcare Sufficiency Assessment 2011
Under the Childcare Act 2006, local authorities have a duty
to ensure that there is enough childcare for parents and
In order to meet this duty, local authorities are required
to undertake a detailed assessment of the supply and demand for
childcare in their area. The assessment includes research and
consultation with parents, carers, young people, employers and
The Childcare Sufficiency Assessment is a process designed to
ensure there is enough childcare to meet the needs of parents and
carers with children aged up to 14 years old (or up to 17 years old
for disabled children and children with additional needs). The
outcome is a report that analyses findings, allowing the local
authority to assess the childcare market, making recommendations
- further enhance and support childcare
providers, maintaining high quality services.
- develop the support families receive when seeking/utilising
- support local practitioners by making accessible a wide range
information and resources, that in turn will benefit families.
You can download the report below.