Data set from Childcare and early years provider survey

Staff to child ratios 2 year olds

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A time series of the ratio of staff to children aged 2 in group-based providers.

Data set details

Early years
Childcare and early years provider survey
Release type
Geographic levels
  • Percentage of providers
  • Unweighted base
  • Provider type
  • Staff : child ratio
Time period
2021 to 2023

Data set preview

Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
2023Calendar yearNationalE92000001EnglandPrivate group-based providersLess than 1:414.471737
2023Calendar yearNationalE92000001EnglandPrivate group-based providers1:483.591737
2023Calendar yearNationalE92000001EnglandPrivate group-based providersMore than 1:41.941737
2023Calendar yearNationalE92000001EnglandVoluntary group-based providersLess than 1:423.84719
2023Calendar yearNationalE92000001EnglandVoluntary group-based providers1:473.47719

Variables in this data set

Table showing all 4 variables
Variable nameVariable description
percentagePercentage of providers
provider_typeProvider type
ratioStaff : child ratio
unweighted_baseUnweighted base


  1. A ratio of less than 1:4 is more generous than the statutory minimum as there are fewer children per member of staff

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