Data set from Childcare and early years provider survey

Mean and median hourly fee for children under 2 by provider type

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A time series of mean and median hourly fees charged by childcare providers to parents for children under 2, broken down by provider type.  Only a very small proportion of children aged under 2 are enrolled at school-based providers so figures for fees for under 2s enrolled at school-based providers are based on small sample sizes.

Data set details

Early years
Childcare and early years provider survey
Release type
Geographic levels
  • Mean hourly fee
  • Median hourly fee
  • Unweighted base
  • Provider type
Time period
2018 to 2023

Data set preview

Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
2023Calendar yearNationalE92000001EnglandPrivate group-based providers7.086.81876
2023Calendar yearNationalE92000001EnglandVoluntary group-based providers6.736.36253
2023Calendar yearNationalE92000001EnglandMaintained nursery classes7.356.6540
2023Calendar yearNationalE92000001EnglandNursery class childcare settings7.36.6811 [u]
2023Calendar yearNationalE92000001EnglandChildminders5.625.253352

Variables in this data set

Table showing all 4 variables
Variable nameVariable description
mean_hourly_feeMean hourly fee
median_hourly_feeMedian hourly fee
provider_typeProvider type
unweighted_baseUnweighted base

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