Data set from Childcare and early years provider survey

Mean and median hourly fee for two-year-old children by provider type (2018, 2019, 2021 and 2022)

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A time series of mean and median hourly fees charged by childcare providers to parents for children aged 2, broken down by provider type.

Data set details

Early years
Childcare and early years provider survey
Release type
Geographic levels
  • Mean hourly fee
  • Median hourly fee
  • Unweighted base
  • Provider type
Time period
2018 to 2022

Data set preview

Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
2022Calendar yearNationalE92000001EnglandPrivate providers6.4962699
2022Calendar yearNationalE92000001EnglandVoluntary providers5.925.351522
2022Calendar yearNationalE92000001EnglandSchool-based providers offering nursery6.245.24447
2022Calendar yearNationalE92000001EnglandMaintained nursery schools6.215.8108
2022Calendar yearNationalE92000001EnglandChildminders5.2853481

Variables in this data set

Table showing all 4 variables
Variable nameVariable description
mean_hourly_feeMean hourly fee
median_hourly_feeMedian hourly fee
provider_typeProvider type
unweighted_baseUnweighted base


  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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