Childcare sufficiency assessment

Read our report about the availability and quality of childcare across Essex

We have a legal duty to assess the sufficiency of childcare in our area and share what we've found.

Our assessment looks at local demographics, demand and the quality of childcare available across Essex.

We hope it will be useful to parents, carers, providers and potential providers.

Read the 2021 Childcare Sufficiency Assessment (PDF, 1.47MB).

If you have any comments on the sufficiency of childcare please contact