Early education and childcare play a crucial role in raising educational achievement and life chances. The Childcare Act (2006) places duties on Croydon Council to manage the childcare market in the borough.
Our role is to make sure we have enough child care, for children up to 14 years old, to meet the needs of parents and carers, so they can take up or remain in work, or undertake training that could help them to get into work. And up to 17 years old for disabled children or children with additional needs.
- carrying out a sufficiency assessment
- sufficiency action planning
- managing the childcare market.
The Department for Education requires us to complete the assessment every three years.
You can download the childcare sufficiency report for 2017 below, and reports on the childcare available in areas of Croydon.