Data set from Childcare and early years provider survey

Number of paid childcare staff

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A time series of the number of paid provider staff, broken down by provider type.  Temporary staff are included but volunteer staff and apprentices are excluded.

Data set details

Early years
Childcare and early years provider survey
Release type
Geographic levels
  • Number of staff
  • Unweighted base
  • Provider type
Time period
2018 to 2023

Data set preview

Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
2023Calendar yearNationalE92000001EnglandNursery class childcare settings489001885
2023Calendar yearNationalE92000001EnglandMaintained nursery schools7000138
2023Calendar yearNationalE92000001EnglandAll school-based providers558002023
2023Calendar yearNationalE92000001EnglandPrivate group-based providers1945003359
2023Calendar yearNationalE92000001EnglandVoluntary group-based providers521001511

Variables in this data set

Table showing all 3 variables
Variable nameVariable description
number_staffNumber of staff
provider_typeProvider type
unweighted_baseUnweighted base


  1. All figures have been rounded to the nearest 100. They may not add up to totals due to rounding.
  2. Includes temporary staff but excludes volunteer staff and apprentices. Staff that do not work directly with children e.g. administrative staff are excluded.
  3. "Childminding staff" refers to childminders and childminding assistants

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