Early Years and Childcare Strategy
We report annually on how we are meeting our duty to secure sufficient childcare. Our early years strategy sets priorities for the future, focussing on the most disadvantaged children and families.
Childcare in the city
The Childcare Act 2006 requires every local authority in England to secure sufficient childcare to enable parents to work, or undertake education or training leading to work. Childcare must be sufficient, as far as is reasonably practicable, to meet the needs of parents with children up to age 14 years (or up to age 17 years old for disabled children).
Local authorities are required to report annually to elected council members on how they are meeting their duty to secure sufficient childcare in accordance with Section 6 of the Childcare Act 2006 (as amended), and make this report available and accessible to parents.
Here is Brighton and Hove's Childcare Sufficiency Assessment 2018 [PDF1.52MB]
Early Years Strategy
Our early years strategy for 2017 to 2019 details how Brighton & Hove is meeting its duty to improve outcomes for all young children, reduce inequalities and ensure that there is sufficient, high-quality early years provision and childcare for parents. The strategy sets priorities for the future, focussing on the most disadvantaged children and families. It contributes to the council’s ambition that children and young people have the best possible start in life, growing up happy, healthy and safe with the opportunity to reach their potential.
A steering group will oversee its implementation
Here is Brighton and Hove's Early Years Strategy 2017/2019 [264mb]