Childcare Sufficiency Assessment
What is a Childcare Sufficiency Assessment?
Under the Childcare Act 2006, Bedford Borough Council has a duty
to make sure there is sufficient childcare provision in the Borough
to enable parents to work, or undertake education and training
leading to work. In support of this duty, we are required to carry
out regular assessments looking at childcare supply and demand in
the area. This is called a Childcare Sufficiency Assessment (CSA).
The assessment helps us to identify if any gaps exist in the
childcare market. By working closely with our partners we will be
able to plan how to address these gaps.
Childcare Sufficiency Assessment 2011 - 14
The Childcare Sufficiency Assessment 2011 is now complete. The
final version of the report is available to download
below. Other downloadable documents include an Action Plan
for Bedford Borough Council and copies of the questionnaires used
to consulting with parents / carers, childcare providers,
childminders and local employers.
If you have any comments regarding the Childcare Sufficiency
Assessment or comments in general regarding childcare in your area
then please contact Bedford Borough Family Information Service:
Freephone: 0800 023 2057
Sufficiency Assessment 2011-14 – Full Report
Sufficiency Assessment 2011-14 – Action Plan