Posted by: William Waites
Public Sector Information Holder: Local Councils
Information Asset: Childcare facility usage, waiting list data
To assist young parents looking for childcare information about what nurseries exist, contact information, the number of children, ratio of carers to children, age brackets, size of waiting lists for each age bracket.
My ideal solution
Ideal would be linked data, RDF containing the requested information. This could be stored and queried using the data.gov.uk triplestore and SPARQL facilities.
What I would do
For example, a web page or mashup that would take a postal code as input and present a map or list of nearby facilities together with relevant statistics, contact information and such.