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The Childcare Act (2006) required all local authorities in England to ensure a sufficiency of registered childcare (for children aged 0-14 years). This aims to support working parents, parents studying or training, and for disabled children (including children with additional needs) up to the age of 18 years. The Childcare Act (2016) extended the 2006 Act to include new early year’s entitlements to be delivered by local authorities. Under Section 6 of the Act there is also a requirement to produce an annual sufficiency report for elected members and parents. The report should provide information on the local supply and availability, and how sufficient it is to meet local demand for childcare. Statutory guidance provides clear indication of what must be included in the report; this document seeks to report on this statutory duty, and provide further information about the actions Coventry has been taking to meet the duty and an indication of what is planned in the future.