Data set from Education provision: children under 5 years of age

Children benefiting by age and provider type (2018 - 2020)

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Data set details

Theme
Early years
Publication
Education provision: children under 5 years of age
Release type
Geographic levels
Local authority, National, Regional
Indicators
  • Number of four year olds benefiting
  • Number of three and four year olds benefiting
  • Number of three year olds benefiting
Filters
  • Type of entitlement: funded or extended
  • Type of provider
Time period
2018 to 2020

Data set preview

Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
time_periodtime_identifiergeographic_levelcountry_codecountry_nameregion_coderegion_nameold_la_codenew_la_codela_nameentitlement_typeprovider_typenumber_of_2_year_oldsnumber_of_3_year_oldsnumber_of_4_year_oldsnumber_of_3_4_year_olds
2020Reporting yearNationalE92000001England Funded entitlementAll providers1434396213516501931271544
2020Reporting yearRegionalE92000001EnglandE12000001North EastFunded entitlementAll providers9810285002920857708
2020Reporting yearRegionalE92000001EnglandE12000002North WestFunded entitlementAll providers237248389087486171376
2020Reporting yearRegionalE92000001EnglandE12000003Yorkshire and the HumberFunded entitlementAll providers173186163664070125706
2020Reporting yearRegionalE92000001EnglandE12000004East MidlandsFunded entitlementAll providers112895159154754106345

Variables in this data set

Table showing first 5 of 6 variables
Variable nameVariable description
entitlement_typeType of entitlement: funded or extended - Select type of entitlement: funded or extended
number_of_2_year_oldsNumber of two year olds benefiting
number_of_3_4_year_oldsNumber of three and four year olds benefiting
number_of_3_year_oldsNumber of three year olds benefiting
number_of_4_year_oldsNumber of four year olds benefiting

Footnotes

  1. Special schools includes general hospital schools and excludes pupils who are also registered elsewhere. The majority of these children are 4-year-olds in reception classes.
  2. Private and voluntary providers includes some local authority day nurseries and other providers registered to receive funding.
  3. Private and voluntary providers includes some local authority day nurseries and other providers registered to receive funding.
  4. For 3-year-old children receiving funded or extended education in infant classes in primary school, this includes other classes not designated as nursery classes. For 4-year-old children receiving funded education in infant classes in primary school, this includes reception and other classes not designated as nursery classes. The majority of these children will be in reception classes. For 4-year-old children receiving extended education in infant classes in primary school, this includes other classes not designated as nursery classes.
  5. Count of children aged 3 and 4 at 31 December in the previous calendar year. Since September 2010 all 3- and 4-year-old children have been entitled to 570 hours of funded early education over no fewer than 38 weeks of the year. This is referred to as funded early education.
  6. State-funded secondary schools Includes maintained secondary schools, secondary converter academies, secondary sponsor-led academies, secondary free schools and city technology colleges. The majority of these children are 4-year-olds in reception classes.
  7. Count of children aged 3 and 4 at 31 December in the previous calendar year. In September 2017, the government doubled the funded early education entitlement for 3- and 4-year-olds from working families who meet the eligibility criteria to 30 hours a week for 38 weeks of the year (or 1,140 hours a year over no fewer than 38 weeks of the year). This is referred to as the extended funded early education entitlement.
  8. Any child attending more than one Private, Voluntary or Independent (PVI) provider will have only been counted once. PVI are private and voluntary settings, childminders and Independent schools.
  9. Special schools includes general hospital schools and excludes pupils who are also registered elsewhere.
  10. Infant classes in primary schools include other classes not designated as nursery classes.
  11. For 2-year-olds attending secondary schools, local authorities returned the number of 2-year-olds for which they expected to receive funding. The majority of these schools are all-through schools.
  12. For 3- and 4-year-olds attending secondary schools, local authorities returned the number of 3- and 4-year-olds for which they expected to receive funding. The majority of these schools are all-through schools.
  13. Maintained Nursery and State funded primary schools includes primary converter academies, primary sponsor-led academies and primary free schools.
  14. State-funded secondary schools Includes maintained secondary schools, secondary converter academies, secondary sponsor-led academies, secondary free schools and city technology colleges.
  15. Al providers Includes some 4-year-olds in reception classes.
  16. Before using this table please check the methodology section for important information such as definitions, limitations and caveats about the data that may not be included in these footnotes.
  17. Count of children aged 2 at 31 December in the previous calendar year.

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