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Childcare sufficiency assessment

2017 sufficiency report

We have published the Childcare Sufficiency Assessment for 2017. This covers the period April 2016 – March 2017 and provides an analysis of the early years and childcare provision in Buckinghamshire identifying any gaps and our action plan to address these. It also considers the impact of legislative changes across the sector including the 30 hours agenda and qualifications requirements and the effect this may have locally. 

The Childcare Act 2006 placed duties on all local authorities to secure sufficient childcare, so far as is reasonably practicable, for working parents, or parents who are studying or training for employment, for children aged 0-14 (or up to 25 for disabled children).

The Children and Families Act 2014 placed a duty on the council to report annually to elected council members on how they are meeting their duty to secure sufficient childcare and make this report available and accessible to parents.


If you require any further information or advice about childcare please go to the Buckinghamshire Family Information Service webpage

We constantly review demand for childcare and would like to hear your views on childcare in Buckinghamshire, the type of provision you use and how we can best meet your needs.  Please use this eform to get involved and tell us what you think to help us plan future childcare provision.

If you have further comments or questions about childcare please email

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