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Childcare sufficiency assessment updates

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. Every three years, we carry out a full childcare sufficiency assessment. Each year, we update the childcare sufficiency assessment, bringing together information from a range of sources to identify possible gaps in childcare provision.

You can read the updates below, which give summaries of provision for pre-school and out of school childcare, and early education, as well as identifying gaps in childcare provision across the county.

Files available to download

  • Childcare sufficiency assessment update report 2015 (498.4 KB)
    Our 2015 childcare sufficiency assessment update report. It contains information about the supply of childcare services in the county, and identifies any gaps in provision. You can see what we've done to fill the gaps we identified last time.
  • Childcare sufficiency update report 2013 (629.4 KB)
    Our 2013 childcare sufficiency assessment update report. It contains information about the supply of childcare services in the county, and identifies any gaps in provision.
  • Childcare sufficiency assessment update report 2011 (246.6 KB)
    Our 2011/12 childcare sufficiency assessment update report. It contains information about the supply of childcare services in the county, and identifies any gaps in provision.

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