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Pre-School Education: Labour Turnover

Volume 487: debated on Wednesday 28 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what estimate he has made of the average staff turnover rate in daycare settings in England in the last 12 months. (252071)

The Childcare and Early Years Providers Survey collects information on turnover rates for child care and early years providers in England. The data in table 1 are from the 2007 Childcare and Early Years Providers Survey. The information is not available for the past 12 months, therefore the average turnover rate for 2007 has been provided. The turnover rate gives the number of staff that have left as a proportion of all staff who would have been employed at the start of the 12 month period covered by the survey.

Table 1: Turnover rate for child care and early years providers

2007 (percentage)

Full day care


Full day care in children's centres




After school clubs


Holiday clubs


Nursery schools


Primary schools with nursery and reception classes


Primary schools with reception but no nursery classes