Data set from Childcare and early years provider survey

Proportion of providers signed up to receive Tax-Free Childcare payments (2018, 2019, 2021 and 2022)

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A time series of the proportion of providers that are signed up to receive Tax-Free Childcare payments.  See Section 7 of the release for more details of Tax-Free Childcare.

Data set details

Early years
Childcare and early years provider survey
Release type
Geographic levels
  • Percentage of providers
  • Unweighted base
  • Provider type
Time period
2018 to 2022

Data set preview

Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
2022Calendar yearNationalE92000001EnglandSchool-based provider offering nursery461979
2022Calendar yearNationalE92000001EnglandMaintained nursery schools78168
2022Calendar yearNationalE92000001EnglandAll school-based providers472147
2022Calendar yearNationalE92000001EnglandPrivate group-based providers953580
2022Calendar yearNationalE92000001EnglandVoluntary group-based providers881848

Variables in this data set

Table showing all 3 variables
Variable nameVariable description
percentagePercentage of providers
provider_typeProvider type
unweighted_baseUnweighted base


  1. The way voluntary, private and ‘other’ group-based providers are defined changed between 2021 and 2022. This means year-on-year comparisons for these categories of provider are not possible. Figures for the total ‘all group-based provider’ category are not affected and can be compared.

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