Data set from Childcare and early years provider survey

Mean provider opening hours per day

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Mean provider opening hours, broken down by provider type.

Data set details

Early years
Childcare and early years provider survey
Release type
Geographic levels
  • Mean number of hours
  • Unweighted base
  • Provider type
Time period

Data set preview

Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
2023Calendar yearNationalE92000001EnglandNursery class childcare settings71896
2023Calendar yearNationalE92000001EnglandMaintained nursery schools8140
2023Calendar yearNationalE92000001EnglandAll school-based providers72036
2023Calendar yearNationalE92000001EnglandPrivate group-based providers103361
2023Calendar yearNationalE92000001EnglandVoluntary group-based providers81511

Variables in this data set

Table showing all 3 variables
Variable nameVariable description
meanMean number of hours
provider_typeProvider type
unweighted_baseUnweighted base


  1. "Mean opening hours" are the difference between morning opening times and afternoon / evening closing times.  Where a provider shuts at lunchtime, the time that it is shut for has not been deducted from its mean opening hours.

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