5. In preparing the assessment, the local authority must consult such—
(b)parents or carers;
(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;
(h)neighbouring local authorities;
(j)further education colleges
in the local authority’s area as it considers appropriate.