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Childcare sufficiency assessment

Childcare sufficiency assessment

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The Children and Families Act 2014 repealed the duty on the local authority (LA) to prepare assessments on the sufficiency of provision of childcare in their area at least every 3 years and replaced this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


If you require any further information or advice about childcare please go to the Buckinghamshire Family Information Service webpage

We constantly review demand for childcare and would like to hear your views on childcare in Buckinghamshire, the type of provision you use and how we can best meet your needs.  Please use this eform to get involved and tell us what you think to help us plan future childcare provision.

If you have further comments or questions about childcare please email eydcp@buckscc.gov.uk.

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