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The Childcare Act 2006 (Local Authority Assessment) (Wales) Regulations 2008

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3.—(1) The assessment must include in respect of each local authority area details of—

(a)the number of free nursery education places required;

(b)the number of free nursery education places available;

(c)in respect of each type of childcare and each age range—

(i)the number of places required;

(ii)the number of places available;

(iii)the number of places required in respect of which the childcare element of working tax credit may be used;

(iv)the number of places available for which parents would be able to use the childcare element of the working tax credit;

(v)the times at which the childcare is required;

(vi)the times at which the childcare is available;

(vii)the range of session lengths offered by childcare providers;

(viii)the requirements for specialist care for disabled children and those with special educational needs;

(ix)the number of places available which are suitable for children who have special educational needs or who require specialist care due to a disability;

(x)the number of Welsh language and bilingual childcare places required;

(xi)the number of Welsh language and bilingual childcare places available;

(xii)the number of vacant and unused places; and the range of charges for the childcare.

(2) The assessment must include a summary of childcare needs which are not met in the local authority area including those which relate to the—

(a)types of care available;

(b)age of children for whom care is available;

(c)affordability of childcare;

(d)times at which childcare is available;

(e)specific needs of disabled children;

(f)availability of Welsh language and bilingual childcare; and

(g)location of childcare.

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