Dear Sutton Borough Council,

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, I’d like to make a request regarding your early years sufficiency reporting.

According to the DfE’s Early education and childcare Statutory guidance for local authorities, in accordance to the Childcare Act 2006 and the Childcare Act 2016, LAs are required by legislation to secure sufficient childcare, so far as is “reasonably practicable, for working parents, or parents who are studying or training for employment, for children aged 0-14 (or up to 18 for disabled children)”.

As part of this they should also encourage providers to take a sustainable business approach to planning and signpost providers to resources which can support them.

Local Authorities are requested to report annually to elected council members on how they are meeting their duty to secure sufficient childcare. LA’s are also obliged to make this data available and accessible to parents.

Therefore, I would like to request your most recent evidence of this reporting, and where parents are able to access this.

Yours faithfully,

B Wilson

Sutton Customer Care Team, Sutton Borough Council

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Reference: FOI-176411298
Date of request: 20/02/2020
Title of request: Childcare Sufficiency

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Sutton Customer Care Team, Sutton Borough Council

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Dear B Wilson,

Reference: FOI-176411298
Date of request: 20/02/2020
Title of request: Childcare Sufficiency
Request details:
Dear Sutton Borough Council,

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, I’d like to make a request
regarding your early years sufficiency reporting.

According to the DfE’s Early education and childcare Statutory guidance
for local authorities, in accordance to the Childcare Act 2006 and the
Childcare Act 2016, LAs are required by legislation to secure sufficient
childcare, so far as is “reasonably practicable, for working parents, or
parents who are studying or training for employment, for children aged
0-14 (or up to 18 for disabled children)”.

As part of this they should also encourage providers to take a sustainable
business approach to planning and signpost providers to resources which
can support them.

Local Authorities are requested to report annually to elected council
members on how they are meeting their duty to secure sufficient childcare.
LA’s are also obliged to make this data available and accessible to
parents.

Therefore, I would like to request your most recent evidence of this
reporting, and where parents are able to access this.

Yours faithfully,

B Wilson

SENT ON BEHALF OF JONATHAN WILLIAMS

Dear B Wilson

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - INFORMATION REQUEST - REF NO
- FOI-176411298 

I refer to your request for information received on 20/02/20 concerning
Childcare sufficiency. 

Please see our response below in blue text. 

Your request:

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, I’d like to make a request
regarding your early years sufficiency reporting.

According to the DfE’s Early education and childcare Statutory guidance
for local authorities, in accordance to the Childcare Act 2006 and the
Childcare Act 2016, LAs are required by legislation to secure sufficient
childcare, so far as is “reasonably practicable, for working parents, or
parents who are studying or training for employment, for children aged
0-14 (or up to 18 for disabled children)”.

As part of this they should also encourage providers to take a sustainable
business approach to planning and signpost providers to resources which
can support them.

Local Authorities are requested to report annually to elected council
members on how they are meeting their duty to secure sufficient childcare.
LA’s are also obliged to make this data available and accessible to
parents.

Therefore, I would like to request your most recent evidence of this
reporting, and where parents are able to access this.

Our most recent Childcare Sufficiency Assessment can be found here:
[1]https://www.sutton.gov.uk/info/200243/ch...

If you are unhappy with the way in which your request has been handled you
have the right to ask for an internal review.  Please notify us in writing
as soon as possible with the grounds upon which you feel the appeal is
justified to : [2][email address]  or by post to Customer Care and
Improvement Team, Civic Offices, St Nicholas Way, Sutton, Surrey, SM1
1EA. 

We aim to respond to you within 20 working days of receiving your request.
If it is going to take longer we will let you know. 

Should you still be dissatisfied with the outcome you have the right to
refer to the Information Commissioner: Wycliffe House, Water Lane,
Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF [3]www.ico.org.uk 

 

Yours sincerely

Jonathan Williams,
Assistant Director, People Services Directorate (Children's Social Care
and Safeguarding)

People Directorate, London Borough of Sutton

Civic Offices,

St Nicholas Way,

Sutton, 

SM1 1EA

 

Tel: 0208 770 6534
Email: [email address]

 

Yours sincerely,

Customer Care Team

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