Children and families
Childcare Sufficiency Assessment
What is it?
Under the Childcare Act 2006, local authorities must ensure that there is sufficient, quality, flexible, and sustainable childcare for parents and carers.
It defines childcare sufficiency as 'sufficient to meet the requirements of parents in the area who require childcare in order for them:
- To take up or remain in work.
- To undertake education or training which could reasonably be expected to assist them to obtain work.
In order to meet the sufficiency duty local authorities are required to undertake a detailed assessment of the supply and demand for childcare in their area. The assessment includes research and consultation with parents, carers, young people, employers and providers.
The Childcare Sufficiency Assessment is a process designed to ensure there is enough childcare to meet the needs of parents and carers with children aged up to 14 years old (or up to 17 years old for disabled children and children with additional needs).
Liverpool’s Childcare Sufficiency Assessment for 2014-17
- Annexe 1: Key assumptions
- Annexe 2: Survey results
- Annexe 3: Two year old definition of eligibility criteria
- Annexe 4: Ward analysis demand led by population
- Annexe 5: Comparison vacancies to places
- Annexe 6: Place availability maps
- Annexe 7: LLP brief
- Childcare Sufficiency Assessment 2014 17
As a result of this assessment we have produced the following action plan and summary:
- Childcare Sufficiency Review and Action Plan 2016 17
- Summary Childcare Sufficiency Action Plan 2016 17
If you have any further questions about the Childcare Sufficiency Assessment, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.