Data set from Childcare and early years provider survey

Staff earning below NLW

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The proportion of staff paid below the National Living Wage, broken down by provider type.

Data set details

Early years
Childcare and early years provider survey
Release type
Geographic levels
  • Percentage earning below NLW
  • Unweighted base
  • Provider type
Time period

Data set preview

Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
2023Calendar yearNationalE92000001EnglandNursery class childcare settings51374
2023Calendar yearNationalE92000001EnglandMaintained nursery schools3219
2023Calendar yearNationalE92000001EnglandAll school-based providers51593
2023Calendar yearNationalE92000001EnglandPrivate group-based providers103398
2023Calendar yearNationalE92000001EnglandVoluntary group-based providers151888

Variables in this data set

Table showing all 3 variables
Variable nameVariable description
percentagePercentage earning below NLW
provider_typeProvider type
unweighted_baseUnweighted base


  1. Average hourly salaries have been derived differently to previous years.  This has reduced the proportion of staff estimated to earn below the National Living Wage.  See "further details" for more information.

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