On this page you will find policy and research of interest to London childcare professionals.
Providers, we need your views - have your say in London election year!
● Help us influence London childcare policy
● Help us plan support to you
Following on from the success of our first three London childcare providers surveys, we are asking you to respond to our 2012 survey. Answering the 5 compulsory questions will only take 5 minutes - though obviously the more you answer the more powerful your voice!
Respond to the survey here - most questions are tick-box
Deadline for responses - Monday 30 April 2012
Last year's results were covered in the Evening Standard, Nursery World, Children and Young People Now, The Guardian and on local radio. They were also presented at our 2011 London childcare providers forum attended by Sarah Teather, Minister of State for Children and Families. This year's results will be presented at our annual London childcare providers forum on Thursday 24 May - you can already register for the event here.
|2011 London childcare providers survey|
|2010 London childcare providers survey|
|2009 London childcare providers survey|
London Assembly review into childcare - 2011/12
Daycare Trust submitted both oral and written evidence to the London Assembly Health & Public Services Committee Review into access to childcare for Londoners, in addition to helping disseminate a London Assembly providers survey. Their report, titled 'Tackling childcare affordability in London', was published in February 2012, and included a number of excellent recommendations to all levels of government, and stated "The Committee has therefore concluded that tackling barriers to affordable childcare should become part of the Mayor’s programme of work." Daycare Trust also press released a response.
Code of Practice on provision of the free entitlement for 3 and 4 year olds - January 2010
Read the London childcare providers network response to the Department of Children, Schools and Families consultation on the draft Code of Practice on provision of the free entitlement for 3- and 4-year olds.
Making More Great and Affordable Childcare a Reality