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Childcare Sufficiency Review

Meeting: 11/10/2022 - Decision Session - Executive Member for Children, Young People and Education (Item 4.)

4. Childcare Sufficiency Review pdf icon PDF 329 KB

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. Whilst the challenges for the early years and childcare sector are significant there is still some optimism about the local childcare market.  For example, the local authority still receives approaches from prospective providers wishing to set up in York and settings can also change ownership. Where settings have low occupancy or staffing shortages they can sometimes benefit from the closures of other settings as they can offer places to parents seeking alternative provision and recruit staff who had been made redundant. 

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