Data set from Education provision: children under 5 years of age

Commentary - Table 1: Number and percentage of children registered for the 15-hour entitlement, 2018 to 2022

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Underlying data for Table 1 in the commentary. The number and percentage of children registered to receive government-funded early years provision, the eligible population, and annual changes.

Data set details

Early years
Education provision: children under 5 years of age
Release type
Geographic levels
  • Measure
  • Annual change
  • Age and entitlement type
  • Measure type
Time period
2018 to 2022

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Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
2022Reporting yearNationalE92000001England2-year-oldsAll providersNumber registered13541010867
2022Reporting yearNationalE92000001England3 and 4-year-oldsAll providersNumber registered1212234243
2021Reporting yearNationalE92000001England2-year-oldsAll providersNumber registered124543-18896
2021Reporting yearNationalE92000001England3 and 4-year-oldsAll providersNumber registered1211991-59553
2020Reporting yearNationalE92000001England2-year-oldsAll providersNumber registered143439-5312

Variables in this data set

Table showing all 4 variables
Variable nameVariable description
age_entitlementAge and entitlement type
annual_changeAnnual change
measure_typeMeasure type


  1. The estimated number of eligible 2-year-olds is derived from data supplied by the Department for Work and Pensions each November. It represents the best data available on the number of children meeting the benefit and tax credit eligibility criteria.
  2. Data collected in 2021 (and to a lesser extent 2022) was affected by the impact of COVID-19 uncertainty on providers and parents. Further information is available in the methodology note.

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