The Childcare Act 2006 placed duties on all local authorities to secure sufficient childcare, so far as is reasonably practicable, for working parents, or parents who are studying or training for employment, for children aged 0-14 (or up to 25 for disabled children).
The Children and Families Act 2014 repealed the duty on the local authority (LA) to prepare assessments on the sufficiency of provision of childcare in their area at least every 3 years and replaced this with the duty to report annually to elected council members on how they are meeting their duty to secure sufficient childcare and make this report available and accessible to parents.
Childcare provision headline results 2016
The report details key achievements for Buckinghamshire in 2015/16, an overview of the local childcare market summarising supply and demand of childcare and our key priorities and action plan for the year ahead.
To vieew the full report please follow the link, Childcare Sufficiency Assessment 2016 annual report