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Childcare Sufficiency Assessment

Decision Maker: Children, Families & Schools Committee

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


Report on Childcare Sufficiency in Brighton & Hove


RESOLVED: That the Committee agreed –


      i.         To note the Childcare Sufficiency Assessment (CSA) (Appendix 1), which is published to parents and childcare providers so that childcare providers can develop their provision to meet local needs.

     ii.         That further work is carried out with early years childcare providers to assess their capacity to offer the extended childcare support offer.

    iii.         That early years providers are supported to review their business and operating models, as resources allow, to ensure that with the anticipated increase in funding, standalone Early Years Free Entitlement (EYFE) provision is available as widely as possible and further support should be put in place for staff recruitment and retention once DfE plans are known.

   iv.         That Family Hubs develop support for parents through the direct service and the digital family hub to ensure that they are able to take up their full EYFE, including the extended childcare support offer, as well as access government support with childcare costs.

     v.         That the increased funding rates for providers for additional support and inclusion for children with SEND which came into effect from April 2023 are monitored to see whether these result in improved parental satisfaction.

Report author: Vicky Jenkins

Publication date: 13/06/2023

Date of decision: 12/06/2023

Decided at meeting: 12/06/2023 - Children, Families & Schools Committee

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