Children: Day Care
Children, Schools and Families
John Hayes (Shadow Minister, Innovation, Universities and Skills; South Holland and The Deepings, Conservative)
To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many childcare places (a) opened and (b) closed in 2005-06.
Beverley Hughes (Minister of State, Department for Children, Schools and Families; Stretford and Urmston, Labour)
The information requested is shown in the table.
|Table 1: Number of childcare places that have opened and closed in 2005-06, England|
|Full day care||90,900|
|Out of school||75,200|
|Full day care||48,700|
|Out of school||51,100|
|Net steady state changes( 1)||+8,900|
|Full day care||+5,600|
|Out of school||+1,200|
|(1) The net steady state refers to registered providers whose registration status has not changed, but whose number of places has fluctuated over the period in question. Note: Figures are rounded to the nearest 10 if under 100, and to the nearest 100 if over 100. Source: Ofsted|
Ofsted have produced figures on the numbers of registered childcare providers and places on a quarterly basis from March 2003. Their latest published figures are available on their website