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Childcare Sufficiency Assessment

A good start in life is essential if children are to fulfil their potential, and high quality early education and childcare will result in better outcomes for children, their families and society. 

A childcare market that offers quality, accessibility, diversity and affordability, will produce the best outcomes for children, reduce inequality and contribute to ending child poverty. 

Childcare provision should be reliable, flexible and sustainable, to enable parents to make real choices about balancing work and family life and to give every child the best possible start.

This assessment of childcare provision in Poole was undertaken and will help us to determine what will be 'sufficient' to meet the needs of parents locally.

In Poole, we will take action to fill gaps in provision identified by its Childcare Sufficiency Assessment and meet the childcare needs of local families. 

Regular reviews of this assessment will enable us to monitor the effectiveness of our interventions and our progress towards sufficiency, and to make changes where necessary 'so far as is reasonably practicable'.

You can read the latest Childcare Sufficiency Review

Contact us

Email
childcare@poole.gov.uk

Telephone
01202 261999

Text Relay
18001 01202 261999

Address
Children, Young People & Learning
Dolphin Centre
Poole
BH15 1SA