A council must make sure there is sufficient childcare provision in the local area to enable parents to work, or undertake education and training leading to work. To ensure there is sufficient childcare an assessment of supply and demand for childcare services within a local authority area is carried out at regular intervals, consulting with parents and childcare providers as appropriate.
Information and support for those interested in becoming a registered childminder and those who are already registered. This may include training, grants and funding, ongoing support and information about setting up childcare.
Searches of the records in a Registrars Office for details of births, marriages or deaths, usually for copy certificates. Copy certificates can only be obtained from the district in which the birth, marriage or death was first registered.