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
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.
Childcare Development and Business Officer - Vacancy -
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: