In 2007 you helped the Early Years and Childcare Service carry out research to see if there is enough childcare in Surrey. The results help us to understand the childcare market and to make sure that childcare in Surrey is meeting parents' needs. 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 it to help them work or train.
You can read a summary report of our findings in 'Your childcare: what you told us'.
You can also read our full report which gives a more detailed account of the findings.
One of the main findings from this research showed that parents of disabled children are less likely to be satisfied with the level of childcare they currently access, so we completed a project that investigates this further. The report can be found here. It includes key findings from the questionnaire we carried out and the discussions we had with parents of disabled children.
We also found that there was a lack of affordable holiday childcare provision. In 2009, we carried out a survey with parents and providers of holiday playschemes to look at this in more detail. You can find out more by reading the report, Affordability of holidays playschemes 2009, which details our findings.
To further analyse our findings from 2007, we used geo-demographic data to identify groups in Surrey that might have a greater need for childcare services or are less likely to take up childcare services. This will help us to target these groups and provide information to them efficiently. There are three documents that describe the key types of household within Surrey that are referred to in the MOSAIC report and one document of all appendices referred to. These documents can be downloaded below.
Files available to download
- Your childcare: What you told us (510.1 KB)
A summary of findings from our childcare sufficiency assessment 2007. Parents, childcare providers, employers and other partners are invited to feedback; details can be found on the last page of the booklet.
- Childcare sufficiency assessment 2007 (1.4 MB)
A detailed report with a full account of our findings.
- Childcare sufficiency assessment 2007 questionnaire (340.4 KB)
A copy of the original questionnaire that was sent to parents in the summer of 2007.
- Childcare sufficiency assessment 2007 appendices 1-3 (52.3 KB)
Table of rural households by children's centre area, table of lone parent households and confidence intervals for children's centre areas
- Childcare sufficiency assessment 2007 appendix 4 (357.4 KB)
Charts showing demand for additional childcare for each children's centre area
- Childcare sufficiency assessment 2007 appendix 5 (859.1 KB)
Individual children's centre area reports. These reports are used by the service to record and monitor developments in filling identified gaps in childcare provision.
- MOSAIC report - introduction and key findings (94.2 KB)
An introduction and summary of findings of the MOSAIC analysis of the Childcare Sufficiency Assessment 2007.
- Part one - summary of key MOSAIC types (839.5 KB)
A description of four key MOSAIC types of household (B11, A4, E30 and C15) within Surrey that are referred to within the MOSAIC report.
- Part two - summary of key MOSAIC types (850.9 KB)
A description of five key MOSAIC types of household (C18, A5, D21, A2 and J52) within Surrey that are referred to within the MOSAIC report.
- Part three - summary of key MOSAIC types (886.1 KB)
A description of five key MOSAIC types of household (C19, A7, A3, A6 and H46) within Surrey that are referred to within the MOSAIC report.
- MOSAIC report - appendices (877.5 KB)
Surrey Early Years and Childcare service: MOSAIC analysis of Childcare Sufficiency.