Childcare businesses

Do you need support with your existing childcare business or want to set up a childcare business?

If so, please contact the Childcare and Market Development team (see 'Contact Us' details). 

Summary Childcare Sufficiency Assessment and Schools Organisation Plan 2020

Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, a summary version of the Schools Organisation Plan has been produced and includes data for the 2019/20 academic year and is accurate as at 1 September 2020.

The Summary Childcare Sufficiency Assessment and Schools Organisation Plan 2020 is a nationally recognised document produced annually to refresh the data held. It provides a consistent review of emerging early year and school place pressures in the Wakefield district and is seen as good practice.

Wakefield Council has a statutory duty to ensure there are enough childcare places available across the Wakefield district. The Childcare Sufficiency Assessment is an annual survey of the local childcare market which ensures there are enough childcare places in the Wakefield district. The Childcare Sufficiency Assessment reports on the childcare vacancies at present and also future forecasted childcare vacancies. The information provided in the Childcare Sufficiency Assessment helps identify gaps in the local childcare market and helps to plan future childcare needs. 

More information on Early Years and Childcare.

Contact us

Early Years

Room 41
County Hall
Wakefield
WF1 2QW

01924 305665