Childcare Development and Sustainability Service

Closed 25 Apr 2021

Opened 15 Mar 2021


Bristol City Council is inviting feedback on proposals for the future of the Childcare Development and Sustainability Service (CDSS). The proposals are outlined in our draft commissioning strategy, which sets out how and why the council plans to continue to commission the service and includes the wider information about childcare in Bristol which informed our approach.

The Childcare Development and Sustainability Service supports families, children and young people by making sure they can access high quality, sustainable and affordable childcare.  It does this by:

  • Developing new childcare provision
  • Making childcare provision more sustainable (or future-proof)
  • Improving the quality of childcare provision
  • Helping the council to fulfil its statutory childcare duties

We would like to hear from parents and carers, organisations that develop and support childcare, childcare providers and the general public to help shape any final decisions.


  • All Areas


  • Children / Young People
  • Parents, carers and guardians
  • Community & Voluntary organisations


  • Children and young people
  • Education and early years