Childcare Sufficiency Assessments – research, analysis and consultancy from a market leader

Since 2008 Qa Research has helped over 30 local authorities conduct Childcare Sufficiency Assessments (CSA) whilst also being the sole provider of CSA research services to the ESPO framework.

Our specialist Children and Young People’s team who conduct research and consultancy work for CSAs boast a combined 45 years of research experience. In turn this has permitted strong relationships and led to positive feedback from clients:

Your team has been very efficient and tailored your work to our needs”

(Julie Grindley, Lincolnshire County Council Children’s Services). 

These are just some of the reasons why Qa is a market leader in supporting local authorities conducting CSAs.

We are able to provide a high level of service to local authorities because Qa understands the multi-faceted nature of CSAs, most of which include some or all of the following: 

  • Populating the sufficiency indicator tool and supply / demand model
  • Parental demand survey
  • Parental focus groups
  • Consultation with Children and Young People
  • Consultation with employers

We appreciate that our involvement in CSAs is not just about designing bespoke research to support individual CSAs; it also reflects our ability to facilitate clients to do things at their own pace and in their own time. To meet this need we offer training to any local authority which decides to deliver more work in house.

We are happy to offer consultancy expertise for everything from helping you understand how to improve your data gathering processes through to a full CSA.

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Getting more from your data

A key part of our offer is the Mi.Mo (Minimum Investment Maximum Outcomes) tool currently being used by some local authorities to evaluate how they can best understand demand for childcare within their area.

Mi.Mo has evolved from the knowledge we have gathered since 2008 and is becoming a popular data gathering and evaluation tool which delivers actionable CSA results.

Contact Qa Research for an informal chat about your needs and how we can support you in delivering your childcare sufficiency assessment, or for more information on Mi.Mo.

Call Becky Gulc on 01904 632039 or e-mail becky.gulc@qaresearch.co.uk