Dear Bexley 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

Bexley Council, Bexley Borough Council

Information request
Our reference: 8402560

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Dear B Wilson
 
Freedom of Information Act 2000
 
Thank you for your request for information that was received on 10
February 2020 concerning:

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.
 
We are dealing with your request under the Freedom of Information Act
2000 and we aim to send a response by 9 March 2020 (which is 20 working
days beginning on the first working day after the date we received your
request).
 
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Regards,

Lorraine King
Complaints and Freedom of Information Officer
London Borough of Bexley , Civic Offices , 2 Watling Street , Bexleyheath
, Kent , DA6 7AT
Tel: 0203 045 3855
Email: [email address]
www.bexley.gov.uk

Bexley Council, Bexley Borough Council

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Information request
Our reference: 8402560

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Dear ‎B Wilson‏
 
Thank you for your request for information received on 10 February 2020.
 
 Please see below the link to a copy of the most recent CSA information.
Please note that the document is presently being updated and the new
document will be available at the end of February.
 

[1]https://www.bexley.gov.uk/sites/bexley-c...

  

Regards,

Anne Allen
Strategic Lead Early Years & School Improvement Officer
London Borough of Bexley , Civic Offices , 2 Watling Street , Bexleyheath
, Kent , DA6 7AT
Tel: 0203 045 4179
Email: [email address]
www.bexley.gov.uk

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