Data set from Childcare and early years provider survey

Average registered places per provider (2018, 2019, 2021 and 2022)

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A time series of the average number of Ofsted-registered places broken down by provider type.

Data set details

Early years
Childcare and early years provider survey
Release type
Geographic levels
  • Mean number of places
  • Unweighted base
  • Provider type
  • Session
Time period
2018 to 2022

Data set preview

Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
2022Calendar yearNationalE92000001EnglandSchool-based providers offering nursery322652
2022Calendar yearNationalE92000001EnglandMaintained nursery schools95169
2022Calendar yearNationalE92000001EnglandAll school-based providers352821
2022Calendar yearNationalE92000001EnglandPrivate group-based providers554656
2022Calendar yearNationalE92000001EnglandVoluntary group-based providers352486

Variables in this data set

Table showing all 4 variables
Variable nameVariable description
average_placesMean number of places
provider_typeProvider type
unweighted_baseUnweighted base


  1. The way voluntary, private and ‘other’ group-based providers are defined changed between 2021 and 2022. This means year-on-year comparisons for these categories of provider are not possible. Figures for the total ‘all group-based provider’ category are not affected and can be compared.

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