Reporting Year 2020

Education provision: children under 5 years of age

Data guidance

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Data files

All data files associated with this releases are listed below with guidance on their content. To download any of these files, please visit our data catalogue.

Children benefiting by age and provider type (2018 - 2020)

Filename
1a_Children_benefiting_by_age_and_provider_type_2018_to_2020.csv
Geographic levels
Local Authority; National; Regional
Time period
2018 to 2020
Variable names and descriptions

Variable names and descriptions for this file are provided below:

Variable nameVariable description
entitlement_typeType of entitlement: funded or extended - Select type of entitlement: funded or extended
number_of_2_year_oldsNumber of two year olds benefiting
number_of_3_4_year_oldsNumber of three and four year olds benefiting
number_of_3_year_oldsNumber of three year olds benefiting
number_of_4_year_oldsNumber of four year olds benefiting
provider_typeType of provider - Select type of provider: for example Childminders
Footnotes
  1. Count of children aged 2 at 31 December in the previous calendar year.
  2. Private and voluntary providers includes some local authority day nurseries and other providers registered to receive funding.
  3. 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.
  4. Infant classes in primary schools include other classes not designated as nursery classes.
  5. State-funded secondary schools Includes maintained secondary schools, secondary converter academies, secondary sponsor-led academies, secondary free schools and city technology colleges.
  6. For 2-year-olds attending secondary schools, local authorities returned the number of 2-year-olds for which they expected to receive funding. The majority of these schools are all-through schools.
  7. Special schools includes general hospital schools and excludes pupils who are also registered elsewhere.
  8. Count of children aged 3 and 4 at 31 December in the previous calendar year. Since September 2010 all 3- and 4-year-old children have been entitled to 570 hours of funded early education over no fewer than 38 weeks of the year. This is referred to as funded early education.
  9. For 3- and 4-year-olds attending secondary schools, local authorities returned the number of 3- and 4-year-olds for which they expected to receive funding. The majority of these schools are all-through schools.
  10. Special schools includes general hospital schools and excludes pupils who are also registered elsewhere. The majority of these children are 4-year-olds in reception classes.
  11. Al providers Includes some 4-year-olds in reception classes.
  12. Count of children aged 3 and 4 at 31 December in the previous calendar year. In September 2017, the government doubled the funded early education entitlement for 3- and 4-year-olds from working families who meet the eligibility criteria to 30 hours a week for 38 weeks of the year (or 1,140 hours a year over no fewer than 38 weeks of the year). This is referred to as the extended funded early education entitlement.
  13. Private and voluntary providers includes some local authority day nurseries and other providers registered to receive funding.
  14. Maintained Nursery and State funded primary schools includes primary converter academies, primary sponsor-led academies and primary free schools.
  15. State-funded secondary schools Includes maintained secondary schools, secondary converter academies, secondary sponsor-led academies, secondary free schools and city technology colleges. The majority of these children are 4-year-olds in reception classes.
  16. For 3-year-old children receiving funded or extended education in infant classes in primary school, this includes other classes not designated as nursery classes. For 4-year-old children receiving funded education in infant classes in primary school, this includes reception and other classes not designated as nursery classes. The majority of these children will be in reception classes. For 4-year-old children receiving extended education in infant classes in primary school, this includes other classes not designated as nursery classes.
  17. 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.

Early Years LAD 2020 Final

Filename
early_years_2020_lad_final.csv
Geographic levels
Local Authority District; National; Regional
Time period
2020
Variable names and descriptions

Variable names and descriptions for this file are provided below:

Variable nameVariable description
2_pop_2020Estimate of two year olds eligible for funded early education
2_take_up_rateTake up rate for two year olds benefiting from funded early education
no_3_4_bfe_ext_dnmNumber of three and four year olds benefiting from extended funded early education at a provider with an Ofsted inspection rating of did not match
no_3_4_bfe_ext_goodNumber of three and four year olds benefiting from extended funded early education at a provider with an Ofsted inspection rating of good
no_3_4_bfe_ext_inadequateNumber of three and four year olds benefiting from extended funded early education at a provider with an Ofsted inspection rating of inadequate
no_3_4_bfe_ext_outstandingNumber of three and four year olds benefiting from extended funded early education at a provider with an Ofsted inspection rating of outstanding
no_3_4_bfe_ext_satisfactoryNumber of three and four year olds benefiting from extended funded early education at a provider with an Ofsted inspection rating of satisfactory
no_3_4_bfe_uni_dnmNumber of three and four year olds benefiting from funded early education at a provider with an Ofsted inspection rating of did not match
no_3_4_bfe_uni_goodNumber of three and four year olds benefiting from funded early education at a provider with an Ofsted inspection rating of good
no_3_4_bfe_uni_inadequateNumber of three and four year olds benefiting from funded early education at a provider with an Ofsted inspection rating of inadequate
no_3_4_bfe_uni_outstandingNumber of three and four year olds benefiting from funded early education at a provider with an Ofsted inspection rating of outstanding
no_3_4_bfe_uni_satisfactoryNumber of three and four year olds benefiting from funded early education at a provider with an Ofsted inspection rating of satisfactory
no2_bfeNumber of two year olds benefiting from funded early education
no2_bfe_dnmNumber of two year olds benefiting from funded early education at a provider with an Ofsted inspection rating of did not match
no2_bfe_ecoNumber of two year olds who met the economic basis for funding criteria benefiting from funded early education
no2_bfe_eco_dnmNumber of two year olds who met the economic basis for funding criteria benefiting from funded early education at a provider with an Ofsted inspection rating of did not match
no2_bfe_eco_goodNumber of two year olds who met the economic basis for funding criteria benefiting from funded early education at a provider with an Ofsted inspection rating of good
no2_bfe_eco_inadequateNumber of two year olds who met the economic basis for funding criteria benefiting from funded early education at a provider with an Ofsted inspection rating of inadequate
no2_bfe_eco_outstandingNumber of two year olds who met the economic basis for funding criteria benefiting from funded early education at a provider with an Ofsted inspection rating of outstanding
no2_bfe_eco_satisfactoryNumber of two year olds who met the economic basis for funding criteria benefiting from funded early education at a provider with an Ofsted inspection rating of satisfactory
no2_bfe_goodNumber of two year olds benefiting from funded early education at a provider with an Ofsted inspection rating of good
no2_bfe_hsdNumber of two year olds who met the high-level SEN or disability basis for funding criteria benefiting from funded early education
no2_bfe_hsd_dnmNumber of two year olds who met the high-level SEN or disability basis for funding criteria benefiting from funded early education at a provider with an Ofsted inspection rating of did not match
no2_bfe_hsd_goodNumber of two year olds who met the high-level SEN or disability basis for funding criteria benefiting from funded early education at a provider with an Ofsted inspection rating of good
no2_bfe_hsd_inadequateNumber of two year olds who met the high-level SEN or disability basis for funding criteria benefiting from funded early education at a provider with an Ofsted inspection rating of inadequate
no2_bfe_hsd_outstandingNumber of two year olds who met the high-level SEN or disability basis for funding criteria benefiting from funded early education at a provider with an Ofsted inspection rating of outstanding
no2_bfe_hsd_satisfactoryNumber of two year olds who met the high-level SEN or disability basis for funding criteria benefiting from funded early education at a provider with an Ofsted inspection rating of satisfactory
no2_bfe_inadequateNumber of two year olds benefiting from funded early education at a provider with an Ofsted inspection rating of inadequate
no2_bfe_laaNumber of two year olds who met the looked after or adopted from care basis for funding criteria benefiting from funded early education
no2_bfe_laa_dnmNumber of two year olds who met the looked after or adopted from care basis for funding criteria benefiting from funded early education at a provider with an Ofsted inspection rating of did not match
no2_bfe_laa_goodNumber of two year olds who met the looked after or adopted from care basis for funding criteria benefiting from funded early education at a provider with an Ofsted inspection rating of good
no2_bfe_laa_inadequateNumber of two year olds who met the looked after or adopted from care basis for funding criteria benefiting from funded early education at a provider with an Ofsted inspection rating of inadequate
no2_bfe_laa_outstandingNumber of two year olds who met the looked after or adopted from care basis for funding criteria benefiting from funded early education at a provider with an Ofsted inspection rating of outstanding
no2_bfe_laa_satisfactoryNumber of two year olds who met the looked after or adopted from care basis for funding criteria benefiting from funded early education at a provider with an Ofsted inspection rating of satisfactory
no2_bfe_outstandingNumber of two year olds benefiting from funded early education at a provider with an Ofsted inspection rating of outstanding
no2_bfe_satisfactoryNumber of two year olds benefiting from funded early education at a provider with an Ofsted inspection rating of satisfactory
no3_4_bfe_extNumber of three and four year olds benefiting from extended funded early education
no3_4_bfe_uniNumber of three and four year olds benefiting from funded early education
no3_4_bfe_uni_eyppNumber of three and four year olds in receipt of early years pupil premium (EYPP) benefiting from funded early education
no3_4_bfe_uni_eypp_bothNumber of three and four year olds in receipt of early years pupil premium (EYPP) for both reasons benefiting from funded early education
no3_4_bfe_uni_eypp_dnmNumber of three and four year olds in receipt of early years pupil premium (EYPP) benefiting from funded early education at a provider with an Ofsted rating of did not match
no3_4_bfe_uni_eypp_ecoNumber of three and four year olds in receipt of early years pupil premium (EYPP) for economic reasons benefiting from funded early education
no3_4_bfe_uni_eypp_goodNumber of three and four year olds in receipt of early years pupil premium (EYPP) benefiting from funded early education at a provider with an Ofsted rating of good
no3_4_bfe_uni_eypp_inadequateNumber of three and four year olds in receipt of early years pupil premium (EYPP) benefiting from funded early education at a provider with an Ofsted rating of inadequate
no3_4_bfe_uni_eypp_othNumber of three and four year olds in receipt of early years pupil premium (EYPP) due to being in care or due to leaving care through adoption, a special guardianship order or a child arrangement order benefiting from funded early education
no3_4_bfe_uni_eypp_outstandingNumber of three and four year olds in receipt of early years pupil premium (EYPP) benefiting from funded early education at a provider with an Ofsted rating of outstanding
no3_4_bfe_uni_eypp_satisfactoryNumber of three and four year olds in receipt of early years pupil premium (EYPP) benefiting from funded early education at a provider with an Ofsted rating of satisfactory
no3_4_bfe_uni_eypp_unkNumber of three and four year olds in receipt of early years pupil premium (EYPP) for unknown reasons benefiting from funded early education
Footnotes
  1. Before using this table please check the methodology section for important information such as definitions, limitations and caveats about the data.

Early years provision banded hours (2018 - 2020)

Filename
2_Early_years_provision_banded_hours_2018_to_2020.csv
Geographic levels
Local Authority; National; Regional
Time period
2018 to 2020
Variable names and descriptions

Variable names and descriptions for this file are provided below:

Variable nameVariable description
entitlement_typeType of entitlement: funded or extended - Select type of entitlement: funded or extended
funded_hoursFunded hours band - Select funded hours band: for example 10.01 to 12.50 hours
percent_hours_2_yearoldsPer cent of two year olds benefiting
percent_hours_3_yearoldsPer cent of three year olds benefiting
percent_hours_4_yearoldsPer cent of four year olds benefiting
provider_typeType of provider - Select type of provider: for example Childminders
Footnotes
  1. Count of children aged 2 at 31 December in the previous calendar year.
  2. Any child attending more than one provider may have been counted twice.
  3. For those local authorities who provide funded early education places flexibly over more than the standard 38 weeks, the funded hours during census week may not accurately reflect the full extent of the take-up of the funded early education place, e.g. a child funded for 10 hours during census week may in fact be taking up the fully funded place over more than 38 weeks.
  4. The percentages across each of the 3 provider groups sum to 100% although this may vary due to rounding.
  5. Count of children aged 3 or 4 at 31 December in the previous calendar year.
  6. 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.

Early years provision basis for funding (2018 - 2020)

Filename
8_Early_years_provision_basis_for_funding_2018_to_2020.csv
Geographic levels
Local Authority; National; Regional
Time period
2018 to 2020
Variable names and descriptions

Variable names and descriptions for this file are provided below:

Variable nameVariable description
basis_for_fundingBasis for funding - Select basis for funding: for example Economic criteria
entitlement_typeFunded entitement
number_2_year_oldsNumber of two year olds benefiting
Footnotes
  1. Figures exclude 2-year-olds at general hospital schools whose basis for funding was not collected.
  2. A 2-year-old can be counted under more than one basis for funding if more than one applies.
  3. Count of children aged 2 at 31 December in the previous calendar year.
  4. 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.

Early years provision children pupil premium (2018 - 2020)

Filename
6_Early_years_provision_children_pupil_premium_2018_2020.csv
Geographic levels
Local Authority; National; Regional
Time period
2018 to 2020
Variable names and descriptions

Variable names and descriptions for this file are provided below:

Variable nameVariable description
entitlement_typeFunded entitlement
number_3_4_year_olds_ppNumber of 3 and 4 year olds in receipt of pupil premium benefiting
number_3_year_olds_ppNumber of 3 year olds in receipt of pupil premium benefiting
number_4_year_olds_ppNumber of 4 year olds in receipt of pupil premium benefiting
Footnotes
  1. Count of children aged 3 and 4 at 31 December in the previous calendar year, excluding those at general hospital schools
  2. In order to receive early years pupil premium parents must alert the provider that they meet the eligibility criteria. The figures in the table therefore show the number of children in receipt of early years pupil premium. Early years pupil premium only applies to 3- and 4-year-old children benefiting from funded early education.
  3. The majority of 4-year-olds are in infant classes in primary schools and will be in receipt of the school-age pupil premium, rather than the early years pupil premium.
  4. 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.

Early years provision children pupil premium National (2018 - 2020)

Filename
6a_Early_years_provision_children_pupil_premium_National_2018_2020.csv
Geographic levels
National
Time period
2018 to 2020
Variable names and descriptions

Variable names and descriptions for this file are provided below:

Variable nameVariable description
3_4_year_olds_%Per cent of 3 and 4 year olds in receipt of pupil premium benefiting
3_year_olds_%Per cent of 3 year olds in receipt of pupil premium benefiting
4_year_olds_%Per cent of 4 year olds in receipt of pupil premium benefiting
entitlement_typeFunded entitlement
number_3_4_year_oldsNumber of 3 and 4 year olds in receipt of pupil premium benefiting
number_3_year_oldsNumber of 3 year olds in receipt of pupil premium benefiting
number_4_year_oldsNumber of 4 year olds in receipt of pupil premium benefiting
pupil_premiumType of pupil premium - Select type of premium: for example economic criteria
Footnotes
  1. Count of children aged 3 and 4 at 31 December in the previous calendar year, excluding those at general hospital schools
  2. In order to receive early years pupil premium parents must alert the provider that they meet the eligibility criteria. The figures in the table therefore show the number of children in receipt of early years pupil premium. Early years pupil premium only applies to 3- and 4-year-old children benefiting from funded early education.
  3. The majority of 4-year-olds are in infant classes in primary schools and will be in receipt of the school-age pupil premium, rather than the early years pupil premium.
  4. The “Other” criteria covers where a child is eligible due to being in care or due to leaving care through adoption, a special guardianship order or a child arrangement order.
  5. 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.

Early years provision Ethnicity (2018 - 2020)

Filename
9_Early_years_provision_ethnicity_2018_2020_v2.csv
Geographic levels
Local Authority; National; Regional
Time period
2018 to 2020
Variable names and descriptions

Variable names and descriptions for this file are provided below:

Variable nameVariable description
characteristicEthnicity
characteristic_typeCharacteristic type - Select type of characteristic: example white
entitlement_typeType of entitlement: funded or extended - Select type of entitlement: funded or extended
number_2_year_oldsNumber of two year olds benefiting
number_3_4_year_oldsNumber of three and four year olds benefiting
Footnotes
  1. Count of children aged 2 at 31 December in the previous calendar year.
  2. Excludes general hospital schools.
  3. Other ethnic group includes Chinese children.
  4. Unclassified - child's ethnicity was refused or not obtained.
  5. Count of children aged 3 and 4 at 31 December in the previous calendar year.
  6. 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.

Early years provision ofsted ratings (2018 - 2020)

Filename
4_Early_years_provision_ofsted_ratings_2018_to_2020.csv
Geographic levels
Local Authority; National; Regional
Time period
2018 to 2020
Variable names and descriptions

Variable names and descriptions for this file are provided below:

Variable nameVariable description
2_year_olds_%Percent of two year olds benefiting
3_4_year_olds_%Per cent of three and four year olds benefiting
entitlement_typeType of entitlement: funded or extended - Select type of entitlement: funded or extended
number_2_year_oldsNumber of two year olds benefiting
number_3_4_year_oldsNumber of three and four year olds benefiting
ofsted_inspectionOfsted inspection rating - Select Ofsted inspection rating: for example Ofsted inspection rating - Good
Footnotes
  1. Count of children aged 2 at 31 December in the previous calendar year.
  2. Excludes general hospital schools
  3. The "No match" category includes registered independent schools who are not required to register with Ofsted, therefore are not expected to match to Ofsted inspection rating data. It also includes academy converters who have not yet been inspected under their new status.
  4. "Matched Ofsted judgement" -percentages are based upon 2-year-olds where we have matched their provider to Ofsted data and have identified an Ofsted inspection rating.
  5. "No match" - percentage is based upon all 2-year-olds receiving funding.
  6. Count of children aged 3 and 4 at 31 December in the previous calendar year.
  7. "Matched Ofsted judgement" -percentages are based upon 3 and 4-year-olds where we have matched their provider to Ofsted data and have identified an Ofsted inspection rating.
  8. "No match" - percentage is based upon all 3 and 4-year-olds receiving funding.
  9. 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.

Early years provision percentage benefiting (2018 - 2020)

Filename
1b_Early_years_provision_percentage_benefiting_2018_2020.csv
Geographic levels
Local Authority; National; Regional
Time period
2018 to 2020
Variable names and descriptions

Variable names and descriptions for this file are provided below:

Variable nameVariable description
2_year_old_populationDWP population estimate for 2 year olds.
3_4_year_old_populationONS population estimate for 3 and 4 year olds.
3_year_old_populationONS population estimate for 3 year olds.
4_year_old_populationONS population estimate for 4 year olds.
entitlement_typeType of entitlement: Funded entitlement
number_2_yearoldsNumber of 2 year olds
number_3_4_yearoldsNumber of 3 and 4 year olds
number_3_yearoldsNumber of 3 year olds
number_4_yearoldsNumber of 4 year olds
percent_2_yearoldsPer cent of 2 year old children benefiting
percent_3_4_yearoldsPer cent of 3 and 4 year old children benefiting
percent_3_yearoldsPer cent of 3 year old children benefiting
percent_4_yearoldsPer cent of 4 year old children benefiting
provider_typeType of provider - Select type of entitlement: example childminder
Footnotes
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Private and voluntary providers includes some local authority day nurseries and other providers registered to receive funding.
  4. Note: Some caution should be exercised when comparing take-up rates at local authority level. Further information can be found in the methodology section
  5. 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.
  6. 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.

Early years provision provider type (2018 - 2020)

Filename
3_Early_years_provision_provider_type_2018_to_2020.csv
Geographic levels
Local Authority; National; Regional
Time period
2018 to 2020
Variable names and descriptions

Variable names and descriptions for this file are provided below:

Variable nameVariable description
entitlement_typeType of entitlement: funded or extended - Select type of entitlement: funded or extended
number_providers_2Number of providers delivering education for 2 year olds
number_providers_34Number of providers delivering education for 3 and 4 year olds
provider_typeType of provider - Select type of provider: for example Childminders
Footnotes
  1. Count of children aged 3 or 4 at 31 December in the previous calendar year.
  2. Count of children aged 2 at 31 December in the previous calendar year.
  3. The number of providers shown relates to the count of children benefiting. If children split their funded early entitlement across more than one private, voluntary or independent provider, they are only counted once at the provider where they spend the majority of their time.
  4. Data is collected for funded children attending the following settings within the Early Years census: Private or Voluntary providers including Day Nursery, Playgroup or Pre-school, Family/Combined/Integrated Centre, Sure Start Children's Centre - Main Centre Site, Sure Start Children's Centre - Linked Provider, Early Years Childcare Provider, Sure Start Children's Centre, and Other Private and Voluntary providers, Also Registered Independent School, Local Authority Day Nursery, Other, State-funded Governor Run and Childminders.
  5. Data is collected for funded children attending the following settings within the School census: Maintained Nursery schools, State Funded Primary including primary converter academies, primary sponsor-led academies and primary free schools; State Funded Secondary including maintained secondary schools, secondary converter academies, secondary sponsor-led academies, secondary free schools and city technology colleges and Special schools which includes General hospital schools.
  6. 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.

Early years provision provider type National (2018 - 2020)

Filename
3a_Early-years_provision_provider_type_National_2018_t0_2020.csv
Geographic levels
National
Time period
2018 to 2020
Variable names and descriptions

Variable names and descriptions for this file are provided below:

Variable nameVariable description
entitlement_typeType of entitlement: funded or extended - Select type of entitlement: funded or extended
number_children_2Number of two year olds benefiting
number_children_34Number of three and four year olds benefiting
number_providers_2Number of providers delivering education for 2 year olds
number_providers_34Number of providers delivering education for 3 and 4 year olds
provider_typeType of provider - Select type of provider: for example Childminders
Footnotes
  1. Count of children aged 2 at 31 December in the previous calendar year.
  2. The number of providers shown relates to the count of children benefiting. If children split their funded early entitlement across more than one private, voluntary or independent provider, they are only counted once at the provider where they spend the majority of their time.
  3. Data is collected for funded children attending the following settings within the Early Years census: Private or Voluntary providers including Day Nursery, Playgroup or Pre-school, Family/Combined/Integrated Centre, Sure Start Children's Centre - Main Centre Site, Sure Start Children's Centre - Linked Provider, Early Years Childcare Provider, Sure Start Children's Centre, and Other Private and Voluntary providers, Also Registered Independent School, Local Authority Day Nursery, Other, State-funded Governor Run and Childminders. During the 2019 Early Years Census data collection period DfE undertook a data cleaning exercise to reduce the number of private, voluntary and independent providers coded as 'other'. Therefore caution should be taken when comparing changes in provider types between 2019 and earlier years.
  4. Data is collected for funded children attending the following settings within the School census: Maintained Nursery schools, State Funded Primary including primary converter academies, primary sponsor-led academies and primary free schools; State Funded Secondary including maintained secondary schools, secondary converter academies, secondary sponsor-led academies, secondary free schools and city technology colleges and Special schools which includes General hospital schools.
  5. Count of children aged 3 and 4 at 31 December in the previous calendar year.
  6. 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.

Early years provision SEN (2018 - 2020)

Filename
5_Early_years_provision_sen_2018_2020_v2.csv
Geographic levels
Local Authority; National; Regional
Time period
2018 to 2020
Variable names and descriptions

Variable names and descriptions for this file are provided below:

Variable nameVariable description
2_year_olds_%Per cent of two year olds benefiting
3_4_year_olds_%Per cent of three and four year olds benefiting
characteristicSEN
characteristic_typeCharacteristic type - Select type of SEN characteristic: example SEN support
entitlement_typeType of entitlement: funded or extended - Select type of entitlement: funded or extended
number_2_year_oldsNumber of two year olds benefiting
number_3_4_year_oldsNumber of three and four year olds benefiting
Footnotes
  1. Count of children aged 2 at 31 December in the previous calendar year excluding General Hospital Schools
  2. Count of children aged 3 and 4 at 31 December in the previous calendar year excludes General Hospital School
  3. 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.

Early years provision staff (2018 - 2020)

Filename
7b_Early_years_provision_staff_2018_2020.csv
Geographic levels
Local Authority; National; Regional
Time period
2018 to 2020
Variable names and descriptions

Variable names and descriptions for this file are provided below:

Variable nameVariable description
entitlement_typeType of entitlement: funded or extended - Select type of entitlement: funded or extended
number_benefitingNumber of children benefiting
number_benefiting_at_provider_with_graduateNumber of children benefiting at providers having staff with a graduate status
number_providersNumber of providers
number_providers_with_graduateNumber of providers having staff with a graduate status
percent_benefiting_at_provider_with_graduatePer cent of children benefiting at providers having staff with a graduate status
percent_providers_with_graduatePer cent of providers having staff with a graduate status
type_of_providerType of provider - Select type of provider: example childminder
Footnotes
  1. The number of providers shown relates to the count of children benefiting. If children split their funded early entitlement across more than one private, voluntary or independent provider, they are only counted once at the provider where they spend the majority of their time.
  2. Graduate statuses covers Early Years Professional Status (EYPS), Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS) and Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). EYPS was a professional accreditation endorsed by government for graduates who demonstrated that they met the requirements of the EYPS standards. The standards focused on high quality practice with the birth to five age range. The EYPS training programme was closed to new entrants in September 2013 and was replaced by the EYTS programme. EYTS is a professional accreditation endorsed by government for graduates who have demonstrated that they meet the requirements of the Teachers' Standards (Early Years). The standards focus on high quality practice with the birth to five age range. This status was introduced in September 2013. QTS is the recognised level of qualification for teachers in most schools. Staff may have followed different routes to achieve this status including the successful completion of an approved course of initial teacher training. Those with QTS will have demonstrated that they meet the requirements of the Teacher Standards.
  3. 2018 data excludes Middlesbrough and Gloucestershire local authorities who did not return data on staff qualifications. 2019 level 2 and level 3 data excludes Shropshire local authority who did not return data on staff with full and relevant level 2 and level 3 qualifications. 2019 graduate statuses data excludes Wandsworth local authority's data on EYPS, EYTS and QTS staff qualifications due to data quality issues. 2020 data excludes Shropshire and Gloucestershire local authorities due to data quality issues.
  4. 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.

Early years provision staff highest qualification (2018 - 2020)

Filename
7a_Early_years_provision_staff_highest_qualification_2018_2020.csv
Geographic levels
National
Time period
2018 to 2020
Variable names and descriptions

Variable names and descriptions for this file are provided below:

Variable nameVariable description
highest_qualificationHighest level of qualification - Select highest level of qualification: for example Relevant EY level 2
number_of_staffNumber of staff
percentage_of_staffPer cent of staff
type_of_providerType of provider - Select type of provider: for example Childminders
Footnotes
  1. The Early Years Census collects information on the highest qualification held by early years staff at level 2, level 3 and graduate qualifications (early years professional status, early years teacher status and qualified teacher status). This data is collected because these are the qualifications required for meeting Early Years Foundation Stage framework staff:child ratios: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/early-years-foundation-stage-framework--2.
  2. Total EY staff includes both qualified and unqualified staff, therefore percentages do not sum to 100% across the rows.
  3. 2018 data excludes Middlesbrough and Gloucestershire local authorities who did not return data on staff qualifications. 2019 level 2 and level 3 data excludes Shropshire local authority who did not return data on staff with full and relevant level 2 and level 3 qualifications. 2019 graduate statuses data excludes Wandsworth local authority's data on EYPS, EYTS and QTS staff qualifications due to data quality issues. 2020 data excludes Shropshire and Gloucestershire local authorities due to data quality issues.
  4.  Graduate statuses covers Early Years Professional Status (EYPS), Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS) and Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). EYPS was a professional accreditation endorsed by government for graduates who demonstrated that they met the requirements of the EYPS standards. The standards focused on high quality practice with the birth to five age range. The EYPS training programme was closed to new entrants in September 2013 and was replaced by the EYTS programme. EYTS is a professional accreditation endorsed by government for graduates who have demonstrated that they meet the requirements of the Teachers' Standards (Early Years). The standards focus on high quality practice with the birth to five age range. This status was introduced in September 2013. QTS is the recognised level of qualification for teachers in most schools. Staff may have followed different routes to achieve this status including the successful completion of an approved course of initial teacher training. Those with QTS will have demonstrated that they meet the requirements of the Teacher Standards.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
  5. 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.