Data set from Childcare and early years provider survey

Difference between mean fee and funding by region

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A time series of the difference between mean fees charged by childcare providers to parents and funding rates paid by the government to childcare providers, broken down by region and provider type.

Data set details

Early years
Childcare and early years provider survey
Release type
Geographic levels
  • Difference between mean funding rate and mean fee
  • Unweighted base
  • Age group
Time period
2022 to 2023

Data set preview

Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
2023Calendar yearRegionalE92000001EnglandE12000001North EastTwo year old children-0.03295
2023Calendar yearRegionalE92000001EnglandE12000002North WestTwo year old children0.04895
2023Calendar yearRegionalE92000001EnglandE12000003Yorkshire and The HumberTwo year old children-0.16769
2023Calendar yearRegionalE92000001EnglandE12000005West MidlandsTwo year old children0.24798
2023Calendar yearRegionalE92000001EnglandE12000004East MidlandsTwo year old children-0.01731

Variables in this data set

Table showing all 3 variables
Variable nameVariable description
age_groupAge group
differenceDifference between mean funding rate and mean fee
unweighted_baseUnweighted base


  1. Values are less than zero where average funding rates are higher than average fees and greater than zero where average fees are higher than average funding rates.

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