Services for Young Children

Childcare Market and Provider Briefings

Provider Briefings

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

  • 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 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:

  1. Executive Summary
  2. Hampshire County Assessment
  3. 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):

  1. Executive Summary Microsoft Word 236kb
  2. Full Report Microsoft Word 2mb


Borough and District reports March 2008

Once you have read the assessment report(s), we would appreciate it if you could complete the online questionnaire to provide us with feedback.