Consultation

5.  In preparing the assessment, the local authority must consult such—

(a)children;

(b)parents or carers;

(c)childcare providers;

(d)persons representing children, parents or carers and childcare providers;

(e)persons with an interest in childcare and persons representing those with an interest in childcare;

(f)persons representing local employers and employer organisations;

(g)local employers;

(h)neighbouring local authorities;

(i)schools; and

(j)further education colleges

in the local authority’s area as it considers appropriate.