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Children: Day Care

Volume 475: debated on Thursday 1 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what proportion of childcare staff in England had childcare qualifications which were obtained overseas in each of the last five years. (202876)

The Childcare and Early Years Providers Survey collects information on staff qualifications that are relevant to working with children and young people. The percentage of paid staff in England holding an overseas qualification for each year available is shown in the following table.

Table 1: proportion of all paid staff holding an overseas qualification

Percentage

2005

2006

Full day care

<0.5

<0.5

Full day care in children’s centres

n/a

<0.5

Sessional

<0.5

<0.5

After school clubs

n/a

<0.5

Holiday clubs

n/a

<0.5

Childminders

n/a

<0.5

Nursery schools

n/a

<0.5

Primary schools with nursery and reception classes

n/a

1

Primary schools with reception but no nursery classes

n/a

0

Notes:

1. Children’s centres were included in the survey for the first time in 2006; therefore data is not available for previous years.

2. After school and holiday clubs were sampled differently in 2005 and comparable figures for this year are not available.

3. Early years settings in maintained schools were not included in the 2005 survey.