Decision Maker: Children's Services Overview and Scrutiny Committee, Cabinet
Decision status: For Determination
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
The Council has a statutory duty to provide
working families of children aged 0-14 (18 with SEND) enough
childcare places in its area, where reasonably practicable. Each
year Research and Children’s Services colleagues assess the
position of the market, providing parent’s, councillors and
private business ward level information as a planning tool to
support access or expansion of places where needed, while
highlighting areas of concern for the year ahead.
RECOMMENDED that Cabinet approved the content of the review and the priorities (areas of concern) as set out in the Childcare Sufficiency Assessment 2023 Briefing Paper.
Portfolio Holder: Children and Young People
To fulfil the Council’s statutory duty to annually assess its childcare market.
Report author: Rachel Gravett
Publication date: 08/02/2024
Date of decision: 07/02/2024
Decided at meeting: 07/02/2024 - Cabinet