The following document, Thurrock’s 2010 – 2011 Childcare Sufficiency Assessment – focuses on how Thurrock Council could address the issue of ensuring that there are enough formal childcare places accessible in the locality, for those resident and working parents who need them.
The Childcare Sufficiency Assessment is a statutory duty that all local authorities in England are required to undertake, as set out in the Childcare Act 2006. Essentially it is an exercise whereby the demand for types of local childcare is compared to its availability, i.e. the supply of childcare.
The research which is described in this report represents Thurrock Council’s approach to understanding two key points:
The ultimate objective of the Childcare Sufficiency Assessment is to help Thurrock Council (and indeed its partners, in all sectors) ‘manage the local childcare market’ and promote:
Parents that are resident in Thurrock now, and those who will migrate into the locality, should ideally be entitled to childcare which adopts the attributes described above.
The full 2010-2011 Thurrock Childcare Sufficiency Assessment is available below (please see how to access PDFs):
The documents below are in PDF format (please see how to access PDFs):