Ceredigion County Council, like other Local Authorities must undertake a Childcare Sufficiency Assessment (CSA) every 5 years to ensure that the needs of parents, where reasonably practical, are heard in terms of childcare provision within the county.

The draft CSA was presented to the Learning Communities Overview and Scrutiny Committee meeting on Wednesday 2 March 2022 where it was agreed that the draft report would go out to public consultation, which will close on 6 June 2022. 

The report identifies gaps and makes recommendations that will, where reasonably practical, meet the needs of parents so that Ceredigion can fulfil the Childcare Sufficiency duty as set out in the Childcare Act.  Responses to the consultation are welcomed from stakeholders and members of the public who have an opinion on the matter.

Carys Davies, Childcare Strategic Manager said: “The report has identified that there is an insufficiency of childcare places available in parts of Ceredigion. However, as a Local Authority we will aim to work with partners to address the issues identified. A Task and Finish group will be developed following the new Council to look at addressing the gaps.” 

The Draft Childcare Sufficiency Assessment and consultation questionnaire can be viewed on the following webpage: www.ceredigion.gov.uk/resident/children-young-people-services/childcare/childcare-sufficiency/

Remember to have your say before 06 June 2022.