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Nurseries And Child-Minders

Volume 721: debated on Monday 22 November 1965

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asked the Minister of Health what proportion of the children provided for in 1964 by day nurseries, registered private nurseries and registered child-minders, respectively, was between the ages of two and five; and what was the number of children in each category.

At the end of 1964 local authority day nurseries provided for 21,532 children and registered private day nurseries for 38,144. The remaining information is not available.

asked the Minister of Health what was the number of children provided for by the 2,994 child-minders who were registered in 1964; and to what extent the number of children per registered child-minder in 1964 was different from the number of children per childminder in 1958.

2,206 registered minders looked after 18,016 children in 1962 compared with 1,138 and 8,981 respectively in 1958. Later figures are not available.