Data set from Childcare and early years survey of parents

Percentage of children aged 0-14 using childcare providers, 2010 to 2022

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The proportion of children aged 0-14 using childcare in the most recent term time week by year. 

Data set details

Early years
Childcare and early years survey of parents
Release type
Geographic levels
  • Percentage of children aged 0-14 using childcare
  • Childcare type
Time period
2010 to 2022

Data set preview

Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
2022Calendar yearNationalE92000001EnglandAny childcare58
2022Calendar yearNationalE92000001EnglandFormal care47
2022Calendar yearNationalE92000001EnglandInformal care21
2021Calendar yearNationalE92000001EnglandAny childcare57
2021Calendar yearNationalE92000001EnglandFormal care44

Variables in this data set

Table showing all 2 variables
Variable nameVariable description
Childcare_typeChildcare type
ProportionPercentage of children aged 0-14 using childcare


  1. Caution should be taken when comparing 2021 figures with other years due to the potential impact of COVID disruptions on the 2021 data
  2. 2010 data corresponds to 2010-11, 2011 data corresponds to 2011-12, 2012 data corresponds to 2012-13, 2014 data corresponds to 2014-15. There was no survey in 2013, 2015 and 2016. 2019 survey was with families with children aged 0-4 and so the data are not directly comparable. 2020 data is presented separately in the supporting files due to a limited sample caused by COVID-19 disruption, limiting comparisons.
  3. z refers to an observation that is not applicable. This is used for 2019 data as this was completed by parents of 0-4s only.
  4. x is used when the data is unavailable. This is used when the data was not collected in that year.
  5. Estimates for the use of ‘any childcare’ and ‘informal childcare’ prior to the 2019 wave include ex-husbands/wives/partners as a form of childcare, and this should be borne in mind when making comparisons across survey years.

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