Decision Maker: Lead Member for Education and Inclusion, Special Educational Needs and Disability
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: Yes
To seek Lead Member approval to publish the
East Sussex Childcare Sufficiency Assessment 2020.
13.1 The Lead Member considered a report by the Director of Children’s Services regarding the East Sussex Childcare Sufficiency Assessment 2020.
13.2 The Lead Member RESOLVED – to approve an extension to the period covered by the 2019/20 Childcare Sufficiency Assessment to include the 2020/21 academic year.
13.3 Due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the ability to predict how the childcare market could change the sector is in a state of flux. The current published Childcare Sufficiency Assessment 2019/20 will provide the local authority with a benchmark against which to monitor the market and provide a basis for decisions by providers and the local authority with regard to childcare provision in the future. It is proposed that a fully updated Childcare Sufficiency Assessment covering the period 2021/22 is published in the autumn of 2021.
Report author: Jane Spice
Publication date: 31/03/2021
Date of decision: 23/11/2020
Effective from: 01/12/2020