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

Commentary - Figure 2: Number of children registered for early years provision by age and provider type, 2022

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Underlying data for Figure 2 in the commentary. The number of children registered to receive government-funded early years provision by age, entitlement, and provider type.


Data set details

Theme
Early years
Publication
Education provision: children under 5 years of age
Release type
Geographic levels
National
Indicators
  • Number of registered children
Filters
  • Age and type of entitlement
  • Type of provider
Time period
2022

Data set preview

Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
time_periodtime_identifiergeographic_levelcountry_codecountry_nameage_entitlementprovider_typenumber_of_children
2022Reporting yearNationalE92000001England2-year-olds, 15-hour entitlementChildminders6235
2022Reporting yearNationalE92000001England2-year-olds, 15-hour entitlementPrivate, voluntary, and independent providers (excluding childminders)109554
2022Reporting yearNationalE92000001England2-year-olds, 15-hour entitlementState-funded schools19618
2022Reporting yearNationalE92000001England3 and 4-year-olds, 15-hour entitlementChildminders20762
2022Reporting yearNationalE92000001England3 and 4-year-olds, 15-hour entitlementPrivate, voluntary, and independent providers (excluding childminders)506034

Variables in this data set

Table showing all 3 variables
Variable nameVariable description
age_entitlementAge and type of entitlement
number_of_childrenNumber of registered children
provider_typeType of provider

Footnotes

  1. A very small number of children under 5 years of age are registered in a higher year group than reception. This may be because the local authority has agreed it would be beneficial to the child, or for another reason. These children have been included in the reception category.
  2. This chart does not include the small number of children attending a state-funded school who do not follow the national curriculum.
  3. 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.
  4. The number of 3 and 4-year-olds in reception has been combined due to small numbers of 3-year-olds being recorded in reception year. Where 3-year-olds are recorded as in reception, this may be because they attend a school with a two-year reception class or other mixed-year class, because the local authority has agreed it would be beneficial to start reception year early, or for another reason.
  5. Children who split their entitlement across more than one private, voluntary or independent provider are only counted at the provider where they spend the majority of their time.

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