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Childcare sufficiency

Our statutory duty

We have a statutory duty to ensure there is sufficient childcare for 0-14 year-olds, whose families wish to access childcare.  We also have a statutory duty to ensure there are sufficient early learning places for all eligible 2, 3 and 4 year-olds.  Childcare provision needs to support parents or carers who are in work or training for work.

The childcare market in Norfolk

Published in January 2019, a statutory annual report is presented to Children’s Services Committee. It reports on the sufficiency of childcare and the state of the childcare market across Norfolk.

Download the Childcare Sufficiency Assessment 2018 (pdf)

We will shortly be publishing the 2019 version of the Childcare Sufficiency Assessment and individual Early Years Area Sufficiency Profiles. They will cover specific urban areas and areas where significant housing growth is planned and developed.  These are particularly useful if you are:

The Early Years individual profiles will soon be available to download.  For further details email the Place Planning Officer cschildcaresufficiency@norfolk.gov.uk.

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