Data set from Childcare and early years provider survey

Providers employing volunteer staff

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A time series of the proportion of providers that employ volunteer staff, and the number of volunteer staff that they employ.

Data set details

Early years
Childcare and early years provider survey
Release type
Geographic levels
  • Number of voluntary staff
  • Percentage of providers
  • Unweighted base
  • Provider type
Time period
2021 to 2023

Data set preview

Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
2023Calendar yearNationalE92000001EnglandNursery class childcare settings2938001889
2023Calendar yearNationalE92000001EnglandMaintained nursery schools53500140
2023Calendar yearNationalE92000001EnglandAll school-based providers3044002029
2023Calendar yearNationalE92000001EnglandPrivate group-based providers3070003360
2023Calendar yearNationalE92000001EnglandVoluntary group-based providers3641001511

Variables in this data set

Table showing all 4 variables
Variable nameVariable description
number_vol_staffNumber of voluntary staff
percent_employingPercentage of providers
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. Only includes volunteer staff working directly with children

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