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

8 Number of two-year-olds by basis for funding

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The number of 2-year-olds registered to receive government-funded early years provision, by basis for funding. Children may be eligible for more than one reason.

Data set details

Early years
Education provision: children under 5 years of age
Release type
Geographic levels
Local authority, National, Regional
  • Number of 2-year-olds registered
  • Basis for funding
Time period
2018 to 2022

Data set preview

Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
2022Reporting yearNationalE92000001England15-hour entitlementTotal children135407
2022Reporting yearNationalE92000001England15-hour entitlementEconomic criteria130973
2022Reporting yearNationalE92000001England15-hour entitlementHigh level Special Educational Needs or disability2066
2022Reporting yearNationalE92000001England15-hour entitlementLooked after or adopted from care3345
2022Reporting yearRegionalE92000001EnglandE12000001North East15-hour entitlementTotal children8815

Variables in this data set

Table showing all 2 variables
Variable nameVariable description
basis_for_fundingBasis for funding
number_of_2_year_oldsNumber of 2-year-olds registered


  1. A 2-year-old can be counted under more than one basis for funding if more than one applies.
  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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