The 2011 full refresh process has started.
Parental questionnaires have been sent out and returns are being received.
Provider update information is being collected.
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.
Data will be provided by part-post code and ward area where possible.
The data for the forthcoming year will continue to evolve and will include the addition of childminding information, development/sustainability grants and children's information.
Copies of the quarterly updates can be viewed by using the links below. Please contact your local Childcare Development Co-ordinator if you require any further information.
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:
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):
Once you have read the assessment report(s), we would appreciate it if you could complete the online questionnaire to provide us with feedback.