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Childcare sufficiency

Childcare Sufficiency Assessment

Local Authorities have a duty to secure sufficient childcare in their area, including for:

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  • working families, or parents who are studying / training
  • families with children who are entitled to free early years education places
  • families who need out of hours or holiday childcare
  • families with children with special educational needs or disabilities

Local Authorities must also work to ensure that childcare provision is high quality, affordable and accessible. They also have a duty to report annually on how they are meeting their sufficiency duties. This is usually called the Childcare Sufficiency Assessment. 

We would like to hear your views

Cornwall Childcare Survey 2020

Let us know your experiences and needs in relation to childcare in Cornwall. We will use the information you give us to inform our Childcare Sufficiency Assessment.  This will help us make sure there are enough high-quality childcare places at the times and in the places that you, and other families, need them.

The survey will take approximately 10 minutes to complete and will close on Sunday, 20 December 2020.

All of your answers will remain confidential and you will not be identified in any way in the reporting and use of this questionnaire. The data will be stored and processed in accordance with our Privacy Notice.

Complete the questionnaire

If you would like help completing this survey, or would like a copy in a different language or format, please contact us on 0800 587 8191 or email

Prize Draw

At the end of the survey you will have the option to enter in to a prize draw to win one of the following family activities which have been kindly donated by:

Winners will be notified by Friday 8 January 2021 using the email address provided at the end of the survey. If we do not receive a response within ten working days of contacting you, the prize will be offered to another entrant.

The results of the Childcare Sufficiency Assessment 2020 will be published in 2021.