Childcare Sufficiency Assessments (CSA)

Mother and son with autumn leaves

The Caerphilly Childcare Sufficiency Assessment is a report that brings together a range of different data and information to develop a picture of the current childcare market and to identify whether there are any gaps in supply.

The following are the areas where potential gaps may be found: -

  • Income Gaps or Affordability – where there is a shortage of affordable childcare for income groups populating an area
     
  • Specific Needs Gaps – where there is a shortage of suitable places for children with disabilities, or children with other specific needs or requirements
     
  • Time Gaps – where there is a shortage of specific childcare at a time that parents would wish to use childcare
     
  • Age Gaps –where there is a shortage of childcare suitable to meet the needs and requirements of a certain age group
     
  • Type Gaps – where there is a shortage in the type of childcare for which parents may be expressing a preference
     
  •  Geographical Gaps – where a geographical area has a general shortage of supply

It is also important to look into gaps in provision for: -

  • Childcare for those who receive or may require childcare in the Welsh language/bilingual provision
     
  • Childcare provision for children and young people from working families or families seeking work

Caerphilly Childcare Sufficiency Assessment Report 2017 - results

Every 5 years the Welsh Government require every local authority across Wales to undertake a Childcare Sufficiency Assessment. The Caerphilly Childcare Sufficiency Assessment 2017 is a report that brings together a range of different data and information to develop a picture of the current childcare market and to identify whether there are any gaps in supply.

The Caerphilly Childcare Sufficiency Assessment 2017 sets out the Local Authority results having undertaken a number of consultations with parents/carers, employers, childcare providers, children & young people and wider stakeholders across the borough