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Childcare sufficiency assessment

As part of duties outlined in the Childcare Act 2006, all local authorities in Wales are required to conduct Childcare Sufficiency Assessments (CSA).

This is a necessary step to securing sufficient childcare provision, enabling local authorities to identify gaps and establish action plans to meet the childcare needs of working parents or those parents who are training. 

The 2022 CSA has now been completed. The summary can be found here and gives an overview of the key findings. It highlights what is going well, what could be developed further and actions we plan to take.

The full CSA (PDF) [8MB] was completed and submitted to Welsh Government on 30 September 2022. To discuss any part of the assessment, or to give feedback on childcare within Swansea, please email Stephen Cable, Childcare and Play Sufficiency Manager at

Your views and needs will help shape childcare planning and delivery within Swansea.

Executive summary

The 2022 Childcare Sufficiency Assessment (CSA) forms part of a duty on local authorities to assess whether there are sufficient childcare opportunities to support working families within the area.
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