Children, Families & Culture Cabinet Member – Minutes – 18 September 2019

5 CHILDCARE SUFFICIENCY AUDIT – The Director: Learning, Skills and Culture submitted a report presenting the Childcare Sufficiency Audit report and informing the Cabinet Member of the council’s statutory duty for the provision of sufficient childcare, and seeking approval for the publication of the report of the council’s website.

The Childcare Sufficiency Audit provided the local position on how the council was meeting its duty to secure sufficient childcare under the requirements of the Childcare Act 2006 and 2016. The report set out the provisions in relation to sufficiency of childcare.

The Early Education and Childcare Statutory Guidance from September 2014 set out that councils should report annually to elected members on how the duty to secure sufficient childcare was being met locally. The report should be made available and accessible to parents.

Resolved – That the publication of the Childcare Sufficiency Audit on the council’s website be approved.