Hampshire's childcare market
Childcare Sufficiency Assessment
Quarterly childcare market updates by District Council
Services for Young Children produce quarterly childcare market updates. These reports are written by the Childcare Development Co-ordinator for each of the localities and provide information about changes in the childcare market as follows:
Different types of childcare available
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 Co-ordinator if you require any further information. The latest provider briefings can also be found by clicking on the link below named provider briefing.
Initial assessment - March 2008
From April 2008 all local authorities have a new legislative duty to secure sufficient childcare for all parents who chose to use it in their area. As part of this all local authorities have undertaken a "childcare sufficiency assessment" which maps the supply of childcare and assesses the demand. The assessment documents below are provided in three sections:
- Executive Summary
- Hampshire County Assessment
- Local Boroughs and District Reports
Services for young Children will be continually monitoring the supply and demand and will publish supplements over the course of the next three years when a full childcare assessment will be repeated in 2011.
We are always interested to receive feedback and ask you to complete this on-line questionnaire after you have read the assessment report(s):
- Provider update form 232kb
- Accompanying letter 42kb
- Questionnaire about childcare provision in Hampshire 326kb
- 4Children Fast Track report 748kb
Borough and District reports March 2008
- East Hampshire
- New Forest
- Test Valley
Once you have read the assessment report(s), we would appreciate it if you could complete the online questionnaire to provide us with feedback.