Childcare Sufficiency Duty - Parental Survey 2023

Closed 30 Nov 2023

Opened 1 Nov 2023


The Childcare Act 2006 and the statutory guidance Early Education and Childcare Guidance for local authorities requires local authorities to assess the sufficiency of childcare in their local authority area at least every three years.

‘Sufficient childcare’ means childcare that meets the needs of parents /carers in the area who need childcare so that they can take up or remain in work and/or undertake education or training which will help them to get work.

Why your views matter

To help the local authority understand the childcare needs of East Sussex families and any issues faced, we are asking as many parents/carers as possible to complete an online Childcare Sufficiency Parental Survey.  The survey can be completed by clicking the link below and you will need to submit your responses by 30 November.  Thank you very much for your time and support.

Privacy: This survey is anonymous, although we do ask you to complete an optional 'about you' section at the end.  Please ensure that any comments you make do not include any names or personal details of you or anyone else. For more information about why we collect ‘about you’ information and how the data will be stored and processed by East Sussex County Council please see our privacy statement.

This survey should not take more than 15 minutes to complete.


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