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Childcare Sufficiency

Childcare Sufficiency Report

The Childcare Act 2006 places a duty on local authorities to ensure, that provision of childcare is sufficient to meet the needs of parents in their area, in order for them to work or undertake education or training. Cumbria's Childcare Sufficiency report considers all the factors that influence the demand and supply of childcare throughout the county. It analyses any current and future gaps in provision, making recommendations to meet demand.

Impact of COVID19 Report - Spring 2021 (PDF- 2Mb)

Childcare Sufficiency Report 2019 (PDF 3MB)

Childcare Sufficiency contact

If you would like to give feedback on the Childcare Sufficiency Report, or need a paper copy of any of these documents, please contact the Children's Information Service on 03457 125 737.

Alternatively, you can reach us by email at

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