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Pre-school Education: Milton Keynes

Volume 494: debated on Wednesday 17 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many registered childcare places for children under eight years old there are in Milton Keynes. (279719)

The information requested is shown in the following table.

Table 1: Number1,2,3 of registered child care places for children under eight years of age by type of care—Milton Keynes local authority area, position at 31 March 2009

Type of care

Number

Child minders

2,100

Child care on non-domestic premises

6,900

Child care on domestic premises

*

Home child carer

n/a

Total

9,000

* = Less than 5.

n/a = Not available.

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

2 Data Source: Ofsted.

3 Figures may not add up to total due to rounding.

Ofsted have collected information on the number of registered child care places available to children aged eight and under on a quarterly basis from March 2003. Their latest figures were published in their report “Registered Childcare Providers and Places, March 2009”, which is available on their website:

http://www.ofsted.gov.uk/Ofsted-home/Publications-and-research/Browse-all-by/Documents-by-type/Statistics/Registered-childcare-providers-and-places-in-England-December-2008-onwards