Hounslow Council has a statutory duty under Section 6 of the Childcare Act 2006 to work in partnership with childcare providers to influence childcare provision, as far as reasonably practicable, to ensure that there is sufficient childcare for children aged 0 to 14 or up to 18 for disabled children for:
- working parents, or
- parents who are studying or training for employment.
The Children and Families Act 2014 requires that a report be prepared annually for elected council members on how they are meeting their duty to secure sufficient childcare and to make this report available and accessible for parents.
The 2016 Childcare Sufficiency Report summarises the key priorities for the council and gives an overview of the local childcare market and the demand for childcare in the borough.
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