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

7B Number and percentage of providers and children by provider type and staff graduate status

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Number and percentage of private, voluntary, and independent providers and the number of children benefiting from government-funded early years provision at private, voluntary, and independent providers with staff with graduate status by provider type.

Data set details

Early years
Education provision: children under 5 years of age
Release type
Geographic levels
Local authority, National, Regional
  • Number of providers
  • Number of providers having staff with a graduate status
  • Number of registered children
  • Type of entitlement
  • Type of provider
Time period
2018 to 2022

Data set preview

Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
2022Reporting yearNationalE92000001England15-hour entitlementPrivate, voluntary, and independent providers32064119063764258533003851
2022Reporting yearNationalE92000001England15-hour entitlementPrivate and voluntary providers1838686784755568028272151
2022Reporting yearNationalE92000001England15-hour entitlementEarly years childcare providers1783285064854642927815851
2022Reporting yearNationalE92000001England15-hour entitlementSure start children's centres260116457813389750
2022Reporting yearNationalE92000001England15-hour entitlementOther private or voluntary providers2945619143866646

Variables in this data set

Table showing first 5 of 8 variables
Variable nameVariable description
entitlement_typeType of entitlement
number_of_childrenNumber of registered children
number_of_children_at_provider_with_graduateNumber of registered children at providers having staff with a graduate status
number_of_providersNumber of providers
number_of_providers_with_graduateNumber of providers having staff with a graduate status


  1. 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.
  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. 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.

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