Issue details

KD 3703 Proposed changes to childcare within Children’s Centres

Enfield faces new and significant challenges in meeting statutory duties and obligations under the Childcare Act 2006, and in meeting new government targets for nursery provision, particular in providing places for up to 1,316 disadvantaged two-year-olds from September 2013, and improving the take up rate of the free entitlement for three- and four-year-olds.

In order therefore to increase the number of places available, it is proposed that from September 2013, the nine Children Centres nurseries in the borough change their model, providing predominantly free entitlement funded places for two, three- and four-year-olds and working with families with under 2’s to secure places with other high quality providers within the locality.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Significant Impact on 1 or more Wards;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Wards affected: Bowes; Edmonton Green; Enfield Highway; Enfield Lock; Haselbury; Jubilee; Southbury; Southgate Green; Upper Edmonton;

Decision due: Not before 6th May 2013 by Cabinet Member for Children's Services

Department: People

Contact: Imani Nassor, Deputy Service Manager, Early Years, Childcare and Community Access Email: imani.nassor@enfield.gov.uk Tel: 020 8379 1443.

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