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Childcare Sufficiency

Childcare Sufficiency Report

The Childcare Act 2006 places a duty on local authorities to ensure, that provision of childcare is sufficient to meet the needs of parents in their area, in order for them to work or undertake education or training. Cumbria's Childcare Sufficiency report considers all the factors that influence the demand and supply of childcare throughout the county. It analyses any current and future gaps in provision, making recommendations to meet demand.

Childcare Sufficiency Report 2015-16 (PDF 1.5MB)

 Title  Date  Size
18/08/2016 1246k

Children`s Centre Footprint Profiles

These documents present a detailed profile of the childcare market in local areas. The local areas correspond with the areas covered by Children`s Centres, known as Children`s Centre `footprints`.

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Childcare Sufficiency Contacts

If you would like to give feedback on the Childcare Sufficiency Report, or need a paper copy of any of these documents, please contact the Children's Information Service on 03457 125 737.

Alternatively, you can reach us via email at