Childcare Business Sustainability and Sufficiency

Useful information for childcare providers

Childcare Sufficiency Report

Every Local Authority has a statutory duty to secure sufficient childcare.

This enables parents to work because childcare places are available, accessible and affordable and are delivered in a range of high quality settings.

Childcare Sufficiency Assessment 2020 (BCP Council)

Childcare Overview 2020 (BCP Council)

Childcare Sufficiency Assessment 2019 (BCP Council)

Childcare Overview 2019 (BCP Council)

Childcare Sufficiency Assessment 2018 (Bournemouth Council)

Childcare Sufficiency Assessment 2018 (Poole Council)

Business Sustainability

Please find below a range of useful resources that will help with business sustainability. 

DfE Sustainable Business Resources 

The Department for Education has produced a range of resources to help support early years providers of all sizes to build sustainable and successful businesses and help them access the business support they need.

NDNA Business Zone

The NDNA Early Years Business Zone is a free resource for pre-schools and nurseries. It brings together good practice in business planning and tools and resources to provide specialist support.

PACEY Childminding Project

The PACEY Business Smart for Childminders supports new and established childminders to assess their business sustainability, and look at whether they could expand their provision of funded childcare. 

The Early Years Alliance

The The Early Years Alliance have a range of financial planning and funding tools.