Assessment of Sufficiency
Sufficiency of places for Funded Early Education
All 3 and 4 yr olds and some 2 yr olds are entitled to 15 hours of funded early education. Some 3 and 4 yr olds are entitled to 30 hours. (Visit FISH webpage for more details.) All day nurseries and preschools and some childminders and schools deliver this type of childcare. One measure of sufficiency for FEE is the percentage take-up of places by eligible children. For up to date take-up rates, please visit the Early Years Outcome Dashboard, select “East Riding of Yorkshire” from the drop down list, followed by “Take up”.
Sufficiency of affordable childcare
Fees charged all year round
The latest Family and Childcare Trust report on average costs Family and Childcare Trust Childcare Costs Survey 2018 for different types of childcare provision show that national and regional level costs are consistently higher than for East Riding as shown below:
|Day Nursery for under 2 yr olds (25hrs)||Day Nursery for 2 yr olds+ (25hrs)||Childminder for under 2 yr olds (25hrs)||Childminder for 2 yr olds+ (25hrs)||After school club (15hrs)||Childminder after school pick up|
|Yorkshire & Humber||£105||£103||£96||£95||£54||£58|
Within East Riding average costs per hour vary between sub-areas, depending on the local market conditions. The most expensive childminder charges, of over £5 per hour, are in Hessle, the highest costs for preschools, (£5 per hour) are in the Brough area, and the most expensive day nurseries, charging £7-8 per hour are in Beverley, Hessle and Anlaby. The cost of out of school provision varies more depending on type of provider than area, with school-run provision being the cheapest. This data is based on collection on a voluntary basis and may not therefore necessarily be up-to-date or comprehensive.
Sufficiency of Quality of places
As the vast majority of childcare providers are judged to be Good or Outstanding, there are no sufficiency issues regarding this aspect of provision. See data below for further details for East Riding as a whole and for sub-areas.
Once a provider is registered on the Early Years Register, Ofsted carries out regular inspections to evaluate the overall quality and standards of the early years provision in line with the principles and requirements of the ‘Statutory framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage’. The current inspection cycle runs from 1 August 2016 to 31 July 2020. Providers listed on the Early Years Register will normally have their setting inspected at least once within this four year cycle. Newly registered providers on the Early Years Register will normally be inspected within 30 months of their registration date.
The four grade descriptions are:
◼ The quality of education is outstanding.
◼ All other judgements are likely to be outstanding. In exceptional circumstances, one of the judgements may be good, as long as there is convincing evidence that it is improving this area rapidly and securely towards outstanding.
◼ Safeguarding is effective.
◼ There are no breaches of EYFS requirements
◼ The quality of education is at least good.
◼ All other judgements are likely to be good or outstanding. In exceptional circumstances, one of the judgement areas may require improvement, as long as there is convincing evidence that it is improving it rapidly and securely towards good.
◼ Safeguarding is effective
◼ Where one or more aspects of the provision’s work requires improvement, the overall effectiveness is likely to require improvement.
◼ Safeguarding is effective and any weaknesses are easy to rectify because they do not leave children at risk of harm.
◼ If there are any breaches of EYFS requirements, they do not have a significant impact on children’s safety, well-being or learning and development.
The provision’s overall effectiveness is likely to be inadequate if one or more of the following apply.
◼ Safeguarding is ineffective.
◼ Any one of the judgements is inadequate.
◼ Breaches of EYFS requirements have a significant impact on the safety and well-being and/or the learning and development of the children.
◼ It has been given two previous ‘requires improvement’ judgements and it is still not good.
(Early Years Inspection handbook page 3 May 2019)
Sufficiency of places overallWork to be undertaken in early 2020 to collect data on vacancy rates, which will assess sufficiency for all ages of children.