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

Commentary - Children registered by age and provider type

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Number of children registered for government-funded early years provision by age and provider type. Underlying data for Figure 7 in the statistical commentary.

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
  • Type of provider
  • Age and type of entitlement
Time period
2024

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Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
time_periodtime_identifiergeographic_levelcountry_codecountry_nameprovider_typeage_entitlementnumber_children
2024Reporting yearNationalE92000001EnglandPrivate, voluntary, and independent providers (excluding childminders)2-year-olds, 15-hour entitlement92075
2024Reporting yearNationalE92000001EnglandPrivate, voluntary, and independent providers (excluding childminders)3 and 4-year-olds, 15-hour entitlement481734
2024Reporting yearNationalE92000001EnglandPrivate, voluntary, and independent providers (excluding childminders)3 and 4-year-olds, 30-hour entitlement253119
2024Reporting yearNationalE92000001EnglandPrivate, voluntary, and independent providers (excluding childminders)3 and 4-year-olds, receptionz
2024Reporting yearNationalE92000001EnglandState-funded schools2-year-olds, 15-hour entitlement18063

Variables in this data set

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

Footnotes

  1. 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.
  2. This chart does not include the small number of children attending a state-funded school who do not follow the national curriculum.
  3. Where children under 4 years of age 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.
  4. 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.

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