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Children: Day Care

Volume 493: debated on Tuesday 2 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many child care places for children aged four years and under were available in each London local authority area in (a) 1997 and (b) 2007-08. (276181)

Information is not available specifically for children aged four years and under. Available information on children under eight years of age is shown in the table.

Number1 of registered child care places for children under eight years of age, position at 31 March each year

Local authority area

19972

20083

Inner London

Camden

3,100

6,100

City of London

300

500

Hackney

7,400

7,900

Hammersmith and Fulham

1,800

4,800

Haringey

4,900

5,700

Islington

6,600

6,600

Kensington and Chelsea

5,400

4,300

Lambeth

4

8,200

Lewisham

5,600

7,900

Newham

4,500

6,500

Southwark

8,200

9,600

Tower Hamlets

4

4,700

Wandsworth

11,600

9,300

Westminster

6,200

4,700

Outer London

Barking and Dagenham

3,200

3,700

Barnet

7,900

8,700

Bexley

4,900

6,200

Brent

5,000

6,300

Bromley

8,300

10,800

Croydon

8,300

12,100

Ealing

6,500

7,900

Enfield

6,100

7,400

Greenwich

3,900

8,200

Harrow

4,700

5,200

Havering

5,200

5,500

Hillingdon

5,700

6,600

Hounslow

5,600

5,300

Kingston upon Thames

5,500

5,100

Merton

6,600

5,700

Redbridge

6,200

7,100

Richmond upon Thames

9,400

6,900

Sutton

4,300

5,400

Waltham Forest

3,200

7,500

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

2 Data Source: Children’s Daycare Facilities Survey—total includes day nurseries, playgroups and pre-schools, child minders, out of school clubs and holiday schemes.

3 Data Source: Ofsted—total includes full daycare, sessional daycare, child minders, out of school clubs and crèche daycare.

4 Data not available.