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Pre-School Education: Manpower

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 number of people who worked in the childcare sector in each year since 1997. (252072)

The Childcare and Early Years Providers Survey collects information on the number of people working in the childcare sector in England. The data in the following table are from the 2007 and 2001 Childcare and Early Years Providers Surveys. The information is not available for years preceding 2001.

Table 1: Number of staff working in childcare providers

Number of paid and unpaid staff

2007

2006

2005

2003

2001

Full day care

165,200

159,300

148,200

124,200

106,500

Full day care in children's centres

14,000

10,500

n/a

n/a

n/a

Sessional

64,500

75,100

77,100

90,800

109,500

After school clubs

50,400

54,500

n/a

29,500

32,200

Holiday clubs

51,200

68,200

n/a

26,600

n/a

n/a = Data were not collected from these providers during these years.

Note:

1. An individual may work for more than one provider.

2. Base: Childcare providers 2007, 2006, 2005, 2003, 2001. Staff in early years provision in maintained schools are not included.