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Child Care

Volume 407: debated on Tuesday 24 June 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many child care places were available in Brighton and Hove in each year since 1996–97. [114691]

The available information for Brighton and Hove local authority is shown in the table.Figures for 2001 and earlier years for England and Government Office regions were published in DfES Statistical Bulletin 08/01, "Children's Day Care Facilities at 31 March 2001", which is available in the Library and on the DfES website: www.dfes.gov.uk/ statistics.

Numbers of day care places1 by type of provider Brighton and Hove local authority area 1998–2001
Position at 31 March each year1998199920002001
Day nurseries21,9001,8002,100
Playgroups and pre-schools1,1001,1001,0001,000
Childminders1,0001,000920880
Numbers of day care places1 by type of provider Brighton and Hove local authority area 1998–2001
Position at 31 March each year1998199920002001
Out of school clubs240320360480
Holiday schemes31,5001,8004,1007,400
1 Figures have been rounded
2 Day nursery figures for 1998 are not available
3Some of the difference between 1998 and 1999 may be due to additional guidance given to data providers in 1999