A good start in life is essential if children are to fulfil their potential, and high quality early education and childcare will result in better outcomes for children, their families and society.
A childcare market that offers quality, accessibility, diversity and affordability will produce the best outcomes for children, reduce inequality and contribute to ending child poverty.
Childcare provision should be reliable, flexible and sustainable to enable parents to make real choices about balancing work and family life and to give every child the best possible start.
This review of childcare provision in Poole will help us determine what will be 'sufficient' to meet the needs of parents locally.
We will take action to fill gaps in provision identified by the Childcare Sufficiency Review and meet the childcare needs of local families.
Regular reviews will enable us to monitor the effectiveness of our interventions and our progress towards sufficiency, and to make changes where necessary 'so far as is reasonably practicable'.
Read the latest Childcare Sufficiency Review.
Page last updated: 19 March 2019