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

7 All PVI providers

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Number of private, voluntary and independent providers delivering any amount of government-funded early years provision by age and provider type.

Data set details

Theme
Early years
Publication
Education provision: children under 5 years of age
Release type
Geographic levels
National
Indicators
  • Number of providers
Filters
  • Entitlement type and age
  • Type of PVI provider
Time period
2018 to 2024

Data set preview

Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
time_periodtime_identifiergeographic_levelcountry_codecountry_nameentitlement_typepvi_provider_type_grouppvi_provider_typeagenumber_providers
2024Reporting yearNationalE92000001England15-hour entitlementTotalTotalTotal31020
2024Reporting yearNationalE92000001England15-hour entitlementTotalTotal2-year-olds18733
2024Reporting yearNationalE92000001England15-hour entitlementTotalTotal3-year-olds28452
2024Reporting yearNationalE92000001England15-hour entitlementTotalTotal4-year-olds21637
2024Reporting yearNationalE92000001England15-hour entitlementTotalTotal3 and 4-year-olds29566

Variables in this data set

Table showing all 3 variables
Variable nameVariable description
ageEntitlement type and age
number_providersNumber of providers
pvi_provider_typeType of PVI provider

Footnotes

  1. Since 2019, data cleaning exercises with local authorities each year have improved data quality. Provider types have become more accurately recorded over the years and caution should therefore be taken when comparing changes in provider types between years, particularly for childminders and state-funded governor run provision, which has been reclassified from other in some instances.
  2. State-funded governor-run provision is included in the private, voluntary and independent providers category because data for these providers is returned on the early years census.
  3. 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.
  4. Local authority day nurseries are included in the private, voluntary and independent providers category because data for these providers is returned on the early years census.

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