Data set from Childcare and early years provider survey

Total registered places (2018, 2019, 2021 and 2022)

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A time series of the number of Ofsted-registered places, broken down by provider type. Due to a small change in the way that private and voluntary group-based providers are defined, private and voluntary group-based provider figures for 2021 and 2022 are not directly comparable (all group-based provider figures, however, are unaffected).

Data set details

Early years
Childcare and early years provider survey
Release type
Geographic levels
  • Number of places
  • Unweighted base
  • Provider type
Time period
2018 to 2022

Data set preview

Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
2022Calendar yearNationalE92000001EnglandSchool-based providers offering nursery2923002652
2022Calendar yearNationalE92000001EnglandMaintained nursery schools35600169
2022Calendar yearNationalE92000001EnglandAll school-based providers3279002821
2022Calendar yearNationalE92000001EnglandPrivate group-based providers7572004656
2022Calendar yearNationalE92000001EnglandVoluntary group-based providers2314002486

Variables in this data set

Table showing all 3 variables
Variable nameVariable description
numberNumber of places
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. The way voluntary, private and ‘other’ group-based providers are defined changed between 2021 and 2022. This means year-on-year comparisons for these categories of provider are not possible. Figures for the total ‘all group-based provider’ category are not affected and can be compared. Please see ‘further information’ for the impact of this change on the figures in this table.

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