Services for Young Children

Childcare Market and Childcare Sufficiency Assessment

Childcare Sufficiency Assessment - March 2016 update

Under statutory guidance (September 2013) local authorities are no longer required to present their sufficiency assessment to the Secretary of State for Education, but are required to report annually to Council Members on how they are meeting their duty to secure sufficient childcare, and to make this report available and accessible to parents.

The current assessment report, appendix and action plan are published below:

  1. Full Report Microsoft Word 96kB

  2. Appendix Microsoft Word 1MB

  3. Action Plan Microsoft Excel 33kB

Quarterly childcare market updates by district council

Services for Young Children produce quarterly childcare market updates. These reports are written by the Childcare Development and Business Officer for each of the localities and provide information about changes in the childcare market as follows:

  • Different types of childcare available

  • New provisions

  • Closed provisions

  • Proposed developments

  • Key local information that could affect the childcare market

  • Early Years Education take up

Data is provided by part-post code and ward area where possible.

Copies of the quarterly updates can be viewed by using the local district links below. Please contact your local Childcare Development and Business Officer if you require any further information.

  • District reports

  • Childcare Development and Business Officers