Dear Haringey 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.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Yours faithfully,

B Wilson

Haringey Borough Council

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From: B Wilson
Sent: Thursday, February 13, 2020 10:01 PM
To: FOI
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Childcare Sufficiency

 

Dear Haringey 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.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Yours faithfully,

B Wilson

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Dear Haringey Borough Council,

Apologies for the lack of information. My full name is the following:
Brett Wilson.

Yours faithfully,

Brett Wilson

Haringey Borough Council

Dear Mr Wilson

 

Freedom of Information / Environmental Information Regulations Request:
LBH/9606920

 

I acknowledge your request for information received on 17 February 2020.

 

This information request will be dealt with in accordance with the Freedom
of Information Act 2000 / Environmental Information Regulations and we
will send the response by 16 March 2020

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

 

Corporate Feedback Team

 

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Dear Mr Wilson,

Re: Freedom of Information Act Request (our reference: LBH/9606920)

 

Thank you for your request for information received on 17 February 2020,
in which you asked the following:

 

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.

 

In your request, you asked for the most recent evidence of this reporting,
and where parents are able to access this.

 

My response is as follows:

 

Our most recent full report was ratified by Council members in October
2019 and covers the period October 2019 to October 2022. Documents are
available on our website.  Please see the link below which gives a
detailed account of our findings:

 

[1]https://www.haringey.gov.uk/children-and...

 

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us to conduct an Internal Review. If so, please contact the [2]Corporate
Feedback Team.  (Please note you should do so within two months of this
response.)

 

Best wishes

 

Charlotte Pomery

Assistant Director Commissioning
Haringey Council

River Park House

London N22 8HQ

 

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M: 07815 945239

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