January 2024 - New childcare offer for eligible working parents of 2 year olds

We are aware that some parents are experiencing difficulties with the application process for the new 2 year old funding offer, please do signpost them to HMRC Childcare Service helpline on 0300 123 4097 who will be able to advise.

Information can also be accessed through the Childcare Choices  website. As a Local Authority we have no authority on this process and currently have no additional information to that which has been published on Childcare Choices.

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Childcare Sufficiency Assesment

Childcare Sufficiency Assesment

Buckinghamshire Council (BC) has a statutory duty under Section 6 of the Childcare Act 2006 to carry out an assessment of the sufficiency of childcare within their area. Buckinghamshire Council has a duty to ensure that there is sufficient childcare for working parents, or parents who are studying or training for employment, for children aged 0 to 14 years or up to 18 years for children with a disability. Under section 7 of the Childcare Act 2006 Buckinghamshire Council is required to secure sufficient funded early years provision for eligible children aged two, three and four years of age.

To read our Childcare Sufficiency Assessment (CSA), please click here.

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