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Childcare Sufficiency Assessment 2022

Title

Childcare Sufficiency Assessment 2022

Date opened

9/05/2022

Date closes

5/06/2022

Overview

The Childcare Act 2006 (Local Authority Assessment) (Wales) Regulations 2016, made under section 26 of the 2006 Act, requires local authorities to prepare assessments of the sufficiency of childcare provision (Childcare Sufficiency Assessment) in their area and to keep these under review.

The Childcare Sufficiency Assessment must measure the nature and extent of the need for, and supply of, childcare in the area.

This report includes an Action Plan; this must detail the actions, priorities and milestones to maintain strengths and address shortcomings identified in the Childcare Sufficiency Assessment.

Why are we consulting

Effective consultation is a core element of the sufficiency assessment and gives those with an interest in childcare an opportunity to highlight relevant issues or concerns. Childcare Statutory Guidance (2016)

Documents

Ways to give your views

You can return this form to us via email earlyyears@caerphilly.gov.uk or post it to us at Early Years, 3rd floor, Penallta House, Tredomen Business Park, Ystrad Mynach CF82 7PG. Please contact us on 01443 863232 if you require an alternate format.

Enquiries

Fiona Santos – Childcare Manager santof@caerphilly.gov.uk

Date results are expected

All comments will be considered for any amendments needed in the Childcare Sufficiency Assessment prior to submission to Welsh Government September 2022.

Expected outcomes

Comments regarding sufficiency of information and relevance of high level actions, as well as identification of any missing information or actions.