Data set from Childcare and early years provider survey

Number of providers

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A time series of the number of providers, broken down by provider type.

Data set details

Early years
Childcare and early years provider survey
Release type
Geographic levels
  • Number of providers
  • Provider type
Time period
2018 to 2023

Data set preview

Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
2023Calendar yearNationalE92000001EnglandNursery class childcare settings9400
2023Calendar yearNationalE92000001EnglandMaintained nursery schools400
2023Calendar yearNationalE92000001EnglandAll school-based providers9700
2023Calendar yearNationalE92000001EnglandPrivate group-based providers14200
2023Calendar yearNationalE92000001EnglandVoluntary group-based providers6000

Variables in this data set

Table showing all 2 variables
Variable nameVariable description
numberNumber of providers
provider_typeProvider type


  1. All figures have been rounded to the nearest 100. They may not add up to totals due to rounding.
  2. See "Further information" for an explanation of the difference between the numbers in this chart, and the number of group-based providers and childminders on the Ofsted register and the number of schools in the School Census.

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