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

National Number of Providers by Provider Type (sub-categories) and Children's Age (2018 to 2021)

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The number of providers of each provider type, presented nationally to allow smaller breakdowns in provider type. 


Data set details

Theme
Early years
Publication
Education provision: children under 5 years of age
Release type
Geographic levels
National
Indicators
  • Number of providers delivering education for 2 year olds
  • Number of providers delivering education for 3 and 4 year olds
  • Number of three and four year olds registered
Filters
  • Type of entitlement: funded or extended
  • Type of provider
Time period
2018 to 2021

Data set preview

Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
time_periodtime_identifiergeographic_levelcountry_codecountry_nameentitlement_typetype_of_providernumber_providers_2number_children_2number_providers_34number_children_34
2021Reporting yearNationalE92000001EnglandFunded entitlementAll providers21856124543483341211991
2021Reporting yearNationalE92000001EnglandFunded entitlementAll providers excluding childminders17653118300372391189098
2021Reporting yearNationalE92000001EnglandFunded entitlementAll Private and voluntary providers150569445518371447796
2021Reporting yearNationalE92000001EnglandFunded entitlementEarly Years Childcare Provider141879054017026421819
2021Reporting yearNationalE92000001EnglandFunded entitlementSure Start Childrens Centre24915283026497

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_children_2Number of two year olds registered
number_children_34Number of three and four year olds registered
number_providers_2Number of providers delivering education for 2 year olds
number_providers_34Number of providers delivering education for 3 and 4 year olds

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. Since 2019, a data cleaning exercise with local authorities has improved data quality. Provider types are now more accurately recorded and caution should be taken when comparing across time.
  3. 2021 is the first year of data covering COVID-19, collected during January's national lockdown. Open providers, or providers closed due to government guidance, made census returns relating to registered children's "expected attendance" in census week. Further information is available in the methodology.

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