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

5 Children registered by Ofsted judgement at provider

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Number of children registered for government-funded early years provision by age, year group and provider's Ofsted inspection judgement.

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 registered children
  • Percentage of registered children
Filters
  • Entitlement type and year group
  • Age
  • Ofsted inspection judgement
Time period
2018 to 2024

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Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
time_periodtime_identifiergeographic_levelcountry_codecountry_nameregion_coderegion_nameold_la_codenew_la_codela_nameentitlement_typeyear_groupageofsted_matchedofsted_judgementnumber_childrenpercentage_children
2024Reporting yearNationalE92000001England15-hour entitlementTotalTotalTotalTotal1285393z
2024Reporting yearNationalE92000001England15-hour entitlementTotalTotalMatchedTotal1195624100
2024Reporting yearNationalE92000001England15-hour entitlementTotalTotalMatchedOutstanding23013919.2
2024Reporting yearNationalE92000001England15-hour entitlementTotalTotalMatchedGood90595775.8
2024Reporting yearNationalE92000001England15-hour entitlementTotalTotalMatchedRequires improvement503224.2

Variables in this data set

Table showing all 5 variables
Variable nameVariable description
ageAge
number_childrenNumber of registered children
ofsted_judgementOfsted inspection judgement
percentage_childrenPercentage of registered children
year_groupEntitlement type and year group

Footnotes

  1. Children who split their entitlement across more than one private, voluntary or independent provider are only counted at the provider where they spend the majority of their time.
  2. Percentages are based upon those providers with a matched and identified Ofsted judgement (i.e. excludes 'No match found'). The four available judgements sum to 100% (may not be exact due to rounding).
  3. Children attending a general hospital school and a small number of children attending a special school do not follow the national curriculum. These children are included in totals but not breakdowns by year group.
  4. Where children under 4 years of age are recorded as in reception, this may be because they attend a school with a two-year reception class or other mixed-year class, because the local authority has agreed it would be beneficial to start reception year early, or for another reason.
  5. A very small number of children under 5 years of age are registered in a higher year group than reception. This may be because the local authority has agreed it would be beneficial to the child, or for another reason. These children have been included in the reception category.
  6. 'No match found' includes independent schools who are not required to register with Ofsted and academy converters who have not yet been inspected under their new status.
  7. Statutory guidance advises local authorities not to fund provision judged requires improvement or inadequate for eligible 2-year-olds unless sufficient, accessible provision judged good or outstanding is not available.
  8. Data collected in 2021 (and to a lesser extent 2022) was affected by the impact of COVID-19 uncertainty on providers and parents. Further information is available in the methodology note.
  9. In some years, data for a small number of local authorities is of low reliability due to error. See methodology for more details.

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