Data set from Childcare and early years provider survey

Mean and median hourly fee for children aged 2 by LA

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Mean and median parent-paid fees for children aged 2 broken down by local authority.  In order to help interpret the mean, the table shows 95% confidence intervals.  Based on the responses we received to the survey, we can be 95% confident that the mean for all providers in the local authority lies between the lower and upper values.  Figures for some local authorities are based on small sample sizes (less than 30).

Data set details

Early years
Childcare and early years provider survey
Release type
Geographic levels
Local authority
  • Lower 95% CI
  • Mean hourly fee
  • Median hourly fee
Time period

Data set preview

Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
2023Calendar yearLocal authorityE92000001EnglandE12000001North East841E06000005Darlington5.3511 [u]4.16.51
2023Calendar yearLocal authorityE92000001EnglandE12000001North East840E06000047County Durham4.995524.765.22
2023Calendar yearLocal authorityE92000001EnglandE12000001North East390E08000020Gateshead5.54.521 [u]4.446.57
2023Calendar yearLocal authorityE92000001EnglandE12000001North East805E06000001Hartlepool5.65.511 [u]5.126.08
2023Calendar yearLocal authorityE92000001EnglandE12000001North East806E06000002Middlesbrough5.16*9 [u]**

Variables in this data set

Table showing all 5 variables
Variable nameVariable description
lower_ciLower 95% CI
mean_hourly_feeMean hourly fee
median_hourly_feeMedian hourly fee
unweighted_baseUnweighted base
upper_ciUpper 95% CI


  1. Due to insufficient sample size, data on parent-paid fees charged by childcare providers in Middlesbrough for children aged 2 are unavailable.  An estimate has been made of the mean fee charged by providers in Middlesbrough based on average fees data for Middlesbrough in 2022 and the increase in average fees for children aged 3 and 4 in Middlesbrough between 2022 and 2023.

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