Dear Thurrock 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

Information.Matters@thurrock.gov.uk, Thurrock Borough Council

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Dear Sir/madam,

Thank you for your recent communication which is being managed in line
with the Freedom of Information Act under the above reference number. The
details of your request are outlined below together with the council’s
response.

Your request

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 Response

Thurrock Council, Children’s Services School Effectiveness Team, report
annually to elected council members on how they are meeting their duty to
secure sufficient childcare. In accordance with the Childcare Sufficiency
obligations, we make this data available and accessible to parents and the
general public as a whole, via Thurrock Council’s website link below

 

[1]https://www.thurrock.gov.uk/finding-chil...

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Many thanks,

 

Fatma Mohamed l Information Governance apprentice l HR, OD &
Transformation

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Thurrock Council, Civic Offices, New Road, Grays, Essex RM17 6SL

 

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The information in this e-mail and any attachment(s) are intended to be
confidential and may be legally privileged. Access to and use of its
content by anyone else other than the addressee(s) may be unlawful and
will not be recognised by Thurrock Council for business purposes. If you
have received this message by mistake, please notify the sender
immediately, delete it and do not copy it to anyone else. Thurrock Council
cannot accept any responsibility for the accuracy or completeness of this
message as it has been transmitted over a public network.

Any opinions expressed in this document are those of the author and do not
necessarily reflect the opinions of Thurrock Council.

Any attachment(s) to this message has been checked for viruses, but please
rely on your own virus checker and procedures.

Senders and recipients of e-mail should be aware that under the UK Data
Protection and Freedom of Information legislation these contents may have
to be disclosed in response to a request.

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Council's corporate e-mail system and may be subject to scrutiny by
someone other than the addressee.

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