Childcare Sufficiency Assessment

Information about the Childcare Sufficiency Assessment in North Lincolnshire.

About the Childcare Sufficiency Assessment

Councils have a duty to ensure that enough childcare is available for children up to the age of 14 years old (18 years for children with a disability). This is to:

  • enable parents to take up or remain in employment
  • ensure there are enough childcare places for two year olds eligible for 15 hours of free childcare
  • meet demand for all three and four year olds to access their free 15 hours of early learning and childcare (this is a requirement of the Childcare Act 2006)
  • meet demand for three and four year olds of working parents to access their extended 15 hours childcare

The North Lincolnshire Childcare Sufficiency Audit [PDF, 932Kb]  provides an overview of the sufficiency of childcare places in North Lincolnshire. It analyses:

  • the demand for childcare across North Lincolnshire
  • the supply of available childcare places
  • identifies gaps in provision

For more in-depth analysis and previous versions of the report please contact eef@northlincs.gov.uk.