Data set from Childcare and early years provider survey

Proportion of providers increasing fees in the last 12 months, by provider type and age-group (2019, 2021 and 2022)

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A time series of the proportion of providers who reported increasing fees in the previous 12 months, broken down by child age and by provider type.  Only a very small proportion of children aged under 2 are enrolled at school-based providers so figures for fees for under 2s enrolled at school-based providers are based on small sample sizes.

Data set details

Early years
Childcare and early years provider survey
Release type
Geographic levels
  • Percentage of providers increasing fees
  • Age group
  • Provider type
Time period
2018 to 2022

Data set preview

Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
2022Calendar yearNationalE92000001EnglandPrivate group-basedUnder two year olds79
2022Calendar yearNationalE92000001EnglandPrivate group-based2 year olds 70
2022Calendar yearNationalE92000001EnglandPrivate group-based3 or 4 year olds69
2022Calendar yearNationalE92000001EnglandVoluntary group-basedUnder two year olds69
2022Calendar yearNationalE92000001EnglandVoluntary group-based2 year olds 53

Variables in this data set

Table showing all 3 variables
Variable nameVariable description
age_groupAge group
percent_increase_feePercentage of providers increasing fees
provider_typeProvider type


  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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