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Children: Day Care

Volume 475: debated on Tuesday 29 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what proportion of child care (a) places and (b) providers were (i) maintained, (ii) private, (iii) voluntary and (iv) independent in (A) Basingstoke constituency, (B) Hampshire and (C) England at the latest date for which figures are available. (200553)

The information is not available in the form requested.

Since 2003, Ofsted has been responsible for the registration and inspection of child care providers. The tables show the number of providers and places registered with Ofsted at 31 March 2007 for Hampshire local authority and England.

Table 1: Number of registered child care providers and places in Hampshire, position at 31 March 2007

Child minders

Full day care

Out of school day care

Providers

2,500

300

200

Places

12,000

14,200

9,600

Notes:

1. Figures have been rounded to the nearest 10 if under 100, and to the nearest 100 if over 100.

2. Excludes the number of child care places in sessional day care and creche day care.

Source:

Ofsted

Table 2: Number of registered child care providers and places in England, position at 31 March 2007

Child minders

Full day care

Out of school day care

Providers

69,900

13,800

10,600

Places

317,700

598,700

365,400

Notes:

1. Figures have been rounded to the nearest 10 if under 100, and to the nearest 100 if over 100.

2. Excludes the number of child care places in sessional day care and creche day care.

Source:

Ofsted

Data from the 2006 Childcare and Early Years Providers Survey on the number and proportion of child care places in England by the type of ownership are shown in the following table. Data are not available at a local authority level.

Table 3: Number of Ofsted registered places in England, by ownership, 2006

Full day care

Full day care in children’s centres

Sessional

After school clubs

Holiday clubs

Private, voluntary and independent (Number)

477,900

14,300

265,700

200,500

181,200

Private

379,400

7,000

83,000

90,100

97,500

Voluntary

99,700

7,400

183,500

110,700

83,600

Maintained

54,300

21,900

12,800

56,300

71,200

Local authority

30,600

18,800

9,600

31,400

56,700

School/college

24,000

3,300

3,200

25,300

14,500

Other

14,500

1,700

700

3,500

12,400

Private, voluntary and independent (Percentage)

88

140

95

77

69

Private

70

19

30

35

37

Voluntary

18

120

66

43

32

Maintained

10

58

5

22

27

Local authority

6

50

3

12

21

School/college

4

19

1

10

5

Other

3

14

<0.5

1

5

1 Low base size, figures should be treated as an indicative guide only.

The following table shows the number and proportion of child care providers in England by the type of ownership, from the 2006 Childcare and Early Years Providers Survey. Data are not available at a local authority level.

Table 4: Ownership of child care providers in England, 2006

Full day care

Full day care in children’s centres

Sessional

After school clubs

Holiday clubs

Private, voluntary or independent (Number)

11,300

550

9,300

5,900

4,600

Private

8,300

400

2,700

3,400

2,300

Voluntary

3,000

150

6,600

2,500

2,300

Maintained

1,300

200

400

1,600

1,500

Local authority

700

150

300

800

1,200

School/college

600

50

100

800

300

Other

300

50

1

100

300

Private, voluntary or independent (Percentage)

89

36

96

77

72

Private

65

17

27

33

36

Voluntary

24

20

68

44

36

Maintained

10

57

5

22

25

Local authority

5

50

4

11

19

School/college

5

8

1

11

5

Other

2

6

<0.5

1

4

1 Fewer than 50 providers; data have not been included due to too small a base size.

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what proportion of paid childcare staff in those settings for which his Department has responsibility were dismissed from employment in each year since 1997. (201907)

Information on the dismissal from employment of paid child care staff is not collected or held centrally by the Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF).