30 Hours

Coda can support with evaluating your 30 hours childcare offer and establishing localised sufficiency

Coda has been deeply involved in preparing for 30 hours and is now working with local authorities and other stakeholders to ensure its successful delivery.

We have undertaken a number of sufficiency assessments which have specifically focused on the need to ensure that there is a localised supply of 30 hours free childcare offer which matches parental demand. These sufficiency assessments were delivered through structured consultation with early years childcare providers and appropriate samples of parents of children aged 0-4 years.

This work builds on a heritage that includes the delivery of over 30 Childcare Sufficiency Assessments for local authorities throughout England and Wales since the process was implemented in 2007.

Coda supports Local Authorities with:

Evaluation support and local Sufficiency mapping including to support managing the Childcare Market in the local area

Including detailed sufficiency mapping and consultation exercises to improve ward and/or sub-local authority level understanding of supply and demand of all childcare provision and/or 30 hours provision

Business sustainability and change support for 30 hours providers


  •  the review of financial governance and systems at individual provider level
  •  business modelling – including from a partnerships perspective
  •  restructuring advice and support for providers
  • 1-2-1 support with providers to develop capacity/knowledge aligned to recommendations.

Supporting children with SEND to access 30 hours childcare

Including through targeted outreach and business support/advice to promote flexible and inclusive 30 hours provision and inclusion for children with SEND.

Communication to parents

Including the development of communication strategies and promotional/marketing materials to improve communication to parents of 2 – 4 year olds about 30 hours.

We also can support communication through undertaking direct outreach at appropriate venues to increase take-up from applicable parents.

Supporting childminders to deliver 30 hours

Including through offering specialised advice and support with recruiting new childminders, supporting childminders to offer and deliver 30 hours and increasing the retention of childminders.


The key outcome of our work will be strategic analysis and recommendations. Additionally, it will clarify emerging market capacity and parental preferences. This information will be essential in order to ensure that localised 30 hours offers are addressing demand.

To discuss your evaluation strategy with us or to commission Coda to support this work, please contact David Noble on 07711 518366 or e-mail: david@codaconsultants.com