'Early years provision percentage benefiting (2018 - 2020)' from 'Education provision: children under 5 years of age'
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|Number of 2 year olds||148,751||143,439|
|DWP population estimate for 2 year olds.||219,316||207,392|
|Per cent of 2 year old children benefiting||68%||69%|
|Number of 3 and 4 year olds||1,277,137||1,271,544|
|ONS population estimate for 3 and 4 year olds.||1,368,094||1,369,923|
|Per cent of 3 and 4 year old children benefiting||93%||93%|
- Count of children aged 2 at 31 December in the previous calendar year. Numbers of 2-year-olds taking up places is expressed as a percentage of the 2-year-old population eligible for a funded early education. The estimated number of eligible children is derived from data supplied to the Department for Education by the Department for Work and Pensions in November each year on the number of children believed to meet the benefit and tax credit eligibility criteria. It represents the best data available on the number of eligible children in each local authority area, but excludes universal credit claimants. From 2019 onwards, full service universal credit claimants are included in the eligible population for the first time. Caution should be exercised when comparing take-up rates at local authority level between 2019 and earlier years due to the roll-out of universal credit. Further information is available in the methodology section.
- Any child attending more than one Private, Voluntary or Independent (PVI) provider will have only been counted once. PVI are private and voluntary settings, childminders and Independent schools.
- Private and voluntary providers includes some local authority day nurseries and other providers registered to receive funding.
- Note: Some caution should be exercised when comparing take-up rates at local authority level. Further information can be found in the methodology section
- Count of children aged 3 and aged 4 at 31 December in the previous calendar year. Numbers of 3- and 4-year-olds taking up places expressed as a percentage of the 3- and 4-year-old population. Population estimates from 2018 and 2019 have been revised, therefore take up rates may differ from previously published figures.
- Before using this table please check the methodology section for important information such as definitions, limitations and caveats about the data that may not be included in these footnotes.
Source: Education provision: children under 5 years of age, Early years provision percentage benefiting (2018 - 2020)