Notice of a public

Decision Session - Executive Member for Children, Young People and Education



Councillor Waller



Tuesday, 8 November 2022



10.00 am



The Thornton Room - Ground Floor, West Offices (G039)





Notice to Members – Post Decision Calling In:


Members are reminded that, should they wish to call in any item* on this agenda, notice must be given to Democratic Services by 4:00pm on Thursday 10 November 2022.


*With the exception of matters that have been the subject of a previous call in, require Full Council approval or are urgent which are not subject to the call-in provisions. Any called in items will be considered by the Customer and Corporate Services Scrutiny Management Committee.




Written representations in respect of items on this agenda should be submitted to Democratic Services by at 5.00pm on Friday 4 November 2022.




1.          Declarations of Interest 



At this point in the meeting, the Executive Member is asked to declare any disclosable pecuniary interest or other registerable interest they might have in respect of business on this agenda, if they have not already done so in advance on the Register of Interests.




2.          Minutes 

(Pages 1 - 2)


To approve and sign the minutes of the Decision Session held on 15 March 2022.




3.          Public Participation 



At this point in the meeting, members of the public who have registered to speak can do so. The deadline for registering is 5.00pm on Friday 4 November 2022. Members of the public can speak on agenda items or matters within the Executive Member’s remit.


To register to speak please contact the Democracy Officer for the meeting, on the details at the foot of the agenda.


Filming, Recording or Webcasting Meetings

Please note that, subject to available resources, this meeting will be filmed and webcast ,or recorded, including any registered public speakers who have given their permission. The broadcast can be viewed at or, if recorded, this will be uploaded onto the Council’s website following the meeting.


Residents are welcome to photograph, film or record Councillors and Officers at all meetings open to the press and public. This includes the use of social media reporting, i.e. tweeting.  Anyone wishing to film, record or take photos at any public meeting should contact the Democracy Officer (contact details are at the foot of this agenda) in advance of the meeting.


The Council’s protocol on Webcasting, Filming & Recording of Meetings ensures that these practices are carried out in a manner both respectful to the conduct of the meeting and all those present.  It can be viewed at




4.          Childcare Sufficiency Review 

(Pages 3 - 42)


This paper provides an update on a review of childcare sufficiency across the city to understand the impact of low funding and recruitment and retention challenges on the early years and childcare sector.






5.          Early Talk for York 

(Pages 43 - 64)


Early Talk for York continues to make good progress and is showing signs of closing the disadvantaged gap it set out to tackle.  This report asks the Executive Member to note the outcomes of Early Talk for York and to support the full rollout of the Early Talk for York approach.




6.          Apprenticeships Update 

(Pages 65 - 78)


During the past six-months apprenticeships, alongside a number of other training and development schemes, have continued to play an important role in supporting the city’s economic recovery, providing opportunities for those entering the workforce or those who need to reskill or upskill. This report provides an update on apprenticeships.




7.          Urgent Business 



Any other business which the Executive Member considers urgent under the Local Government Act 1972.




Democracy Officer:

Name: Angela Bielby

Contact Details:

Telephone – (01904) 552599

Email  -






For more information about any of the following please contact the Democracy Officer responsible for servicing this meeting:


·        Registering to speak

·        Business of the meeting

·        Any special arrangements

·        Copies of reports


Contact details are set out above.