Data set from Childcare and early years provider survey

Mean staff per provider

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A time series of the mean number of paid staff per provider, broken down by provider type.   Temporary staff are included but volunteer staff and apprentices are excluded. 

Data set details

Early years
Childcare and early years provider survey
Release type
Geographic levels
  • Number of staff
  • Unweighted base
  • Provider type
Time period
2018 to 2023

Data set preview

Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
2023Calendar yearNationalE92000001EnglandNursery class childcare settings51885
2023Calendar yearNationalE92000001EnglandMaintained nursery schools18138
2023Calendar yearNationalE92000001EnglandAll school-based providers62023
2023Calendar yearNationalE92000001EnglandPrivate group-based providers143359
2023Calendar yearNationalE92000001EnglandVoluntary group-based providers91511

Variables in this data set

Table showing all 3 variables
Variable nameVariable description
mean_staffNumber of staff
provider_typeProvider type
unweighted_baseUnweighted base


  1. Includes temporary staff but excludes volunteer staff and apprentices. Staff that do not work directly with children e.g. administrative staff are excluded.

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