Decision details

Childcare Sufficiency Assessment (CSA) 2019-20

Decision Maker: Executive Member for Children, Young People & Learning

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

For the Executive Member to approve the CSA for 2019-20 and agree to publication of the CSA 2019-20 on the Bracknell Forest Website to make it available to parents and childcare providers.

Decision:

The Executive Member for Children, Young People and Learning approved the contents of the CSA 2019-20, and agreed to publication of the CSA 2019-20 on the Bracknell Forest website to make it available to parents and childcare providers.

Reasons for the decision:

Statutory Guidance for Local Authorities sets out Local Authorities statutory duty to secure sufficient childcare. In order to meet this duty Bracknell Forest Council is required to submit a report to elected council members on how it is meeting its duty and to make this report available to parents.

 

Alternative options considered:

No alternative options were considered

 

Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:

None

Reason Key: Affects more than 1 ward;

Financial Impact: Any revenue costs related to the CSA 2019-20 will need to be financed from within current budgets. If any capital costs emerge, they will need to be considered by the council through the normal budget setting process.

Declarations: None

Subject to Urgent Proceedings: No

Making Representations: In writing to the Executive Director of People.

Other reasons / organisations consulted

Parents of children resident in or accessing childcare in Bracknell Forest were consulted via an online survey on their need for childcare. The survey was advertised via childcare providers, the BFC website, the Family Information Website and social media.

Consultees

All childcare providers registered to provide funded childcare in Bracknell Forest, all parents of children resident in Bracknell Forest.

Contact: Sarah Gee, Assistant Director: Early Help and Communities Email: sarah.gee@bracknell-forest.gov.uk.

Publication date: 07/01/2020

Date of decision: 07/01/2020

Effective from: 16/01/2020

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