The Childcare Act 2006 places a legal duty on local authorities in England to secure sufficient childcare, as far as is reasonably practicable, for working parents or parents who are studying or training for employment.
Each year, we update the childcare sufficiency assessment, bringing together information from a range of sources to identify possible gaps in childcare provision.
Please be aware that this latest assessment is based on information collected from early years providers during the Early Years Census 2021 when the country was in lockdown and some early years providers were either closed or offering a reduced number of childcare places.
If you have any queries about the latest Childcare Sufficiency Assessment please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Files available to download
Childcare sufficiency assessment report 2022 to 2023 (PDF)
Our 2022 to 2023 childcare sufficiency assessment report. It contains information about parental demand for childcare, supply of childcare within Surrey, and identifies gaps in childcare provision in Surrey.