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Children: Day Care

Volume 487: debated on Thursday 5 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many childcare settings have ceased operating permanently in each quarter of the last five years. (250970)

The available information is shown in the tables.

Number and percentage of child care providers that have opened and closed1, position as at each quarter, England

2003/04

Childminders

Full day care

Out of school day care2

Number

Rate

Number

Rate

Number

Rate

April to June

Opened

4,300

6.3

500

5.2

500

6.0

Closed

2,500

3.6

200

2.0

200

2.7

July to September

Opened

4,000

5.7

700

7.1

800

9.7

Closed

3,800

5.5

300

2.7

400

4.5

October to December

Opened

4,000

5.7

500

4.9

500

6.0

Closed

2,200

3.1

200

2.1

200

2.0

January to March

Opened

4,000

5.5

800

7.4

600

6.4

Closed

3,600

5.0

400

3.7

400

4.8

Total

Opened

16,300

22.5

2,500

22.6

2,400

25.9

Closed

12,100

16.7

1,100

9.7

1,200

13.0

2004/05

Childminders

Full day care

Out of school day care2

Number

Rate

Number

Rate

Number

Rate

April to June

Opened

3,300

4.5

800

7.5

600

6.2

Closed

3,000

4.1

300

2.9

400

4.3

July to September

Opened

3,600

5.0

900

7.5

900

10.1

Closed

4,400

6.1

500

4.7

600

6.6

October to December

Opened

3,000

4.1

600

4.7

500

5.6

Closed

3,800

5.3

500

3.9

600

6.0

January to March

Opened

3,200

4.6

600

4.8

600

6.0

Closed

4,000

5.7

400

3.6

600

6.1

Total

Opened

13,100

18.6

2,800

23.3

2,600

27.3

Closed

15,300

21.8

1,800

14.5

2,200

22.6

2005/06

Childminders

Full day care

Out of school day care2

Number

Rate

Number

Rate

Number

Rate

April to June

Opened

3,200

4.7

500

4.4

500

5.3

Closed

2,500

3.6

300

1.7

300

2.5

July to September

Opened

3,100

4.4

700

5.3

800

7.8

Closed

3,000

3.8

400

3.6

500

5.2

October to December

Opened

2,700

3.8

500

4.1

500

4.5

Closed

2,300

3.2

300

2.3

300

3.3

January to March

Opened

2,900

4.0

600

4.6

500

5.2

Closed

2,800

3.8

300

2.6

400

3.7

Total

Opened

11,900

16.6

2,300

17.3

2,300

21.6

Closed

10,500

14.7

1,300

10.1

1,500

14.6

2006/07

Childminders

Full day care

Out of school day care2

Number

Rate

Number

Rate

Number

Rate

April to June

Opened

2,700

3.8

500

3.9

500

4.5

Closed

2,700

3.8

300

2.4

400

4.0

July to September

Opened

3,100

4.3

700

5.1

700

6.5

Closed

3,400

4.8

400

3.0

600

5.3

October to December

Opened

3,000

4.2

500

4.0

500

4.6

Closed

2,700

3.8

400

2.7

400

4.1

January to March

Opened

2,500

3.5

500

3.3

400

4.0

Closed

4,100

5.7

400

3.0

600

5.2

Total

Opened

11,200

16.1

2,200

15.9

2,100

19.7

Closed

12,900

18.5

1,500

10.8

2,000

18.7

2007/08

Childminders

Full day care

Out of school day care2

Number

Rate

Number

Rate

Number

Rate

April to June

Opened

2,400

3.4

400

3.3

500

4.6

Closed

4,000

5.7

400

2.7

400

4.2

July to September

Opened

2,700

4.0

600

4.5

700

6.1

Closed

3,600

5.3

500

3.3

500

4.7

October to December

Opened

2,100

3.1

500

3.7

400

4.1

Closed

3,700

5.6

400

3.2

500

4.7

January to March

Opened

2,200

3.3

600

3.9

400

4.2

Closed

3,300

5.0

400

2.9

500

4.5

Total

Opened

9,300

14.5

2,100

15.0

2,000

19.0

Closed

14,600

22.6

1,700

11.8

1,900

18.1

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

2 Out of school day care figures may not include services in extended schools as OFSTED data only includes providers that have to register separately.

Source:

Ofsted