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Childcare sufficiency

Local authorities must ensure there is sufficient childcare in their area and show commitment to local level childcare requirements as per the Childcare Act 2006. Elected members must also be updated on sufficiency and the service must also make this information available to the public (Children and Families Act 2014).

Early Years and Childcare Sufficiency Report 2022-2023

Our team has the most recent local district data which can inform childcare settings and professionals on what is going on locally within the early years sector and assist in the allocation requirements of the early years pupil premium and Think2. Information is available on:

  • Availability
  • Funded places – including Think2
  • Openings and closures
  • Quality
  • Employment.
  • Birth and population stats
  • Health
  • Free school eligibility
  • Key ward data
  • Development and education
  • Economic Wellbeing

Data Requests

For further information on local early years data please email the Early Education and Childcare Team


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