Recommendations following initial consultation to Childcare Sufficiency Assessment 2010

Closed 1 Mar 2011

Opened 27 Jan 2011


The childcare survey is open to all parents, carers, early learning and childcare providers, as well as all employers in Bristol. The survey is known as the ‘Childcare Sufficiency Assessment’ and is carried out every three years by all Local Authorities to assess the gap between the demand and supply of childcare.

Why your views matter

Bristol City Council is consulting in order to find out what parents, carers, employers and providers think about the quality, affordability and availability of childcare provision in the city and what their future needs are. This will inform the planning and support of provision.

What happens next

Bristol City Council Early Years Service would like to invite all parents, providers, employers and all those who have an interest in early learning and childcare provision in Bristol to comment on our draft Childcare Sufficiency Assessment (CSA) The purpose of the CSA is to help us make the best use of resources by targeting support and investment in areas where early learning and childcare is needed the most. We are committed to ensuring that all children have an excellent experience of learning and care, that provision is accessible and affordable for working parents and that our providers are supported in delivering high quality, sustainable provision. It was with this commitment in mind that we conducted a citywide survey between July and September 2010 to find out what parents, children, providers and employers think about our services. Your response was tremendous and we would like to thank everyone who took part.We have made an assessment of your responses, looked at other relevant data for the areas you live and work in, and have come up with a number of recommendations for an Action Plan for 2011-2014 .

We would now like to invite you to comment on these recommendations by completing and submitting the feedback form. This report is divided into 12 short sections.  You may comment on all or any of the sections by Friday 4th March.  We will look at your comments on our recommendations to finalise our Action Plan. We aim to publish a full and detailed  CSA report and Action Plan on line by the end of March 2011.


  • Ashley
  • Bedminster
  • Bishopsworth
  • Brislington East
  • Brislington West
  • Clifton
  • Cotham
  • Easton
  • Eastville
  • Filwood
  • Frome Vale
  • Hillfields
  • Horfield
  • Knowle
  • Lawrence Hill
  • Lockleaze
  • Redland
  • Southmead
  • Southville
  • St George West
  • Stockwood
  • Stoke Bishop
  • Windmill Hill


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


  • Children and young people
  • Education and early years