Notice of a public

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



Councillor Waller



Tuesday, 7 February 2023



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 9 February 2023.


*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 3 February 2023.




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 - 4)


To approve and sign the minutes of the Decision Session held on 10 January 2023.




3.          Public Participation 



At this point in the meeting members of the public who have registered to speak can do so. Members of the public may speak on agenda items or on matters within the remit of the committee.


Please note that our registration deadlines are set as 2 working days before the meeting, in order to facilitate the management of public participation at our meetings. The deadline for registering at this meeting is 5:00pm on Friday, 3 February 2023.


To register to speak please visit  to fill in an online registration form. If you have any questions about the registration form or the meeting, please contact Democratic Services. Contact details can be found at the foot of this agenda.


Webcasting of Public Meetings Please note that, subject to available resources, this meeting will be webcast including any registered public speakers who have given their permission. The meeting can be viewed live and on demand During coronavirus, we made some changes to how we ran council meetings, including facilitating remote participation by public speakers. See our updates ( ) for more information on meetings and decisions.




4.          Annual Childcare Sufficiency Report 

(Pages 5 - 42)


This paper provides an update on how City of York Council is meeting its statutory duty to secure sufficient early years and childcare provision for children aged 0-14 (and up to 18 for disabled children) including the impact of covid on the childcare market.



5.          Early Years Strategy 

(Pages 43 - 52)


This report provides an update for the Executive member on the development of the Early Years Strategic Plan. The development of the plan has been facilitated by City of York Council through its co-ordination of the Early Years Partnership Board.



6.          Apprenticeships Update 

(Pages 53 - 66)


This reports provides an update on apprenticeships and the Apprenticeship Levy.




7.          Quarterly Update Report of the Corporate Director of Children Services and Education 

(Pages 67 - 76)


This report provides an overview to the executive member of progress against key activity in the service for the previous quarter. It will also provide an update of service developments which are being planned and may be subject to future decisions under the council constitution. Papers required for the purpose of a key decision by the executive member are included as an appendix to this report.



8.          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.