Issue details

Childcare Sufficiency Assessment 2023-24

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.

Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: For Determination

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 09/01/2024

Decision due: 23 Jan 2024 by Children's Services Overview and Scrutiny Committee

Decision due: 7 Feb 2024 by Cabinet

Lead member: Portfolio Holder for Children and Young People

Lead director: Corporate Director of Children's Services

Contact: Sharon Muldoon, Interim Director of Education Email:


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  • Childcare Sufficiency Assessment 2023-24