Data set from Childcare and early years provider survey

Staff to child ratios 3 and 4 year olds

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A time series of the ratio of staff to children aged 3 and 4 in group-based and school-based providers.


Data set details

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

Data set preview

Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
time_periodtime_identifiergeographic_levelcountry_codecountry_nameprovider_typeratiopercentageunweighted_base
2023Calendar yearNationalE92000001EnglandNursery class childcare settingsLess than 1:46.71771
2023Calendar yearNationalE92000001EnglandNursery class childcare settingsAt least 1:4 but less than 1:611.32771
2023Calendar yearNationalE92000001EnglandNursery class childcare settingsAt least 1:6 but less than 1:817.62771
2023Calendar yearNationalE92000001EnglandNursery class childcare settingsAt least 1:8 but less than 1:1034.00771
2023Calendar yearNationalE92000001EnglandNursery class childcare settings1:10 or more30.36771

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

Footnotes

  1. A ratio of less than 1:8 is more generous than the statutory minimum as there are fewer children per member of staff. The statutory ratio is 1:13 if the staff member is qualified to Level 6.

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