Childcare sufficiency assessment 2014

The Childcare Act 2006 places a duty on all local authorities in England to make sure there are enough childcare services for parents that want them, in order for them to work or train. So in 2014, we carried out our third full childcare sufficiency assessment. This means that we asked parents for their views on childcare in their local area. From the information you gave us we mapped childcare demand against childcare supply, to help us identify any gaps in childcare provision.

You can read the final report below, which gives a detailed account of our findings, identifies gaps and details how we will address these.

Every year, we update information in the childcare sufficiency assessment. You can find out more about these on our childcare sufficiency assessment updates page.

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