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

Early years provision staff highest qualification (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
National
Indicators
  • Number of staff
  • Per cent of staff
Filters
  • Highest level of qualification
  • Type of provider
Time period
2018 to 2020

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Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
time_periodtime_identifiergeographic_levelcountry_codecountry_namehighest_qualificationtype_of_providernumber_of_staffpercentage_of_staff
2020Reporting yearNationalE92000001EnglandTotal staffAll providers256379.
2020Reporting yearNationalE92000001EnglandTotal staffAll Private and voluntary providers213223.
2020Reporting yearNationalE92000001EnglandTotal staffEarly Years Childcare Provider201530.
2020Reporting yearNationalE92000001EnglandTotal staffSure Start Childrens Centre2487.
2020Reporting yearNationalE92000001EnglandTotal staffOther private or voluntary provider9206.

Variables in this data set

Table showing all 4 variables
Variable nameVariable description
highest_qualificationHighest level of qualification - Select highest level of qualification: for example Relevant EY level 2
number_of_staffNumber of staff
percentage_of_staffPer cent of staff
type_of_providerType of provider - Select type of provider: for example Childminders

Footnotes

  1.  Graduate statuses covers Early Years Professional Status (EYPS), Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS) and Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). EYPS was a professional accreditation endorsed by government for graduates who demonstrated that they met the requirements of the EYPS standards. The standards focused on high quality practice with the birth to five age range. The EYPS training programme was closed to new entrants in September 2013 and was replaced by the EYTS programme. EYTS is a professional accreditation endorsed by government for graduates who have demonstrated that they meet the requirements of the Teachers' Standards (Early Years). The standards focus on high quality practice with the birth to five age range. This status was introduced in September 2013. QTS is the recognised level of qualification for teachers in most schools. Staff may have followed different routes to achieve this status including the successful completion of an approved course of initial teacher training. Those with QTS will have demonstrated that they meet the requirements of the Teacher Standards.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
  2. The Early Years Census collects information on the highest qualification held by early years staff at level 2, level 3 and graduate qualifications (early years professional status, early years teacher status and qualified teacher status). This data is collected because these are the qualifications required for meeting Early Years Foundation Stage framework staff:child ratios: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/early-years-foundation-stage-framework--2.
  3. 2018 data excludes Middlesbrough and Gloucestershire local authorities who did not return data on staff qualifications. 2019 level 2 and level 3 data excludes Shropshire local authority who did not return data on staff with full and relevant level 2 and level 3 qualifications. 2019 graduate statuses data excludes Wandsworth local authority's data on EYPS, EYTS and QTS staff qualifications due to data quality issues. 2020 data excludes Shropshire and Gloucestershire local authorities due to data quality issues.
  4. 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.
  5. Total EY staff includes both qualified and unqualified staff, therefore percentages do not sum to 100% across the rows.

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