Childcare provision (2)

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 21st September 2022.

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How many childcare providers were there in each year from 2012 to 2021 in London? Can you break this down by age?

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See table below for a collated list of the number of childcare providers on the Early Years Register (EYR) in London from March 2015 to March 2022. The EYR is compulsory for providers that care for children in the early years age group.

This data is collected by Ofsted, published twice a year:

www.gov.uk/government/collections/early-years-and-childcare-statistics

For comparison, data from just one collection point per year is included. Data prior to 2015 is not published in a comparable format.

The GLA does not have access to a breakdown of this data by age. Individual local authorities may be able to provide this for you.

March 2015

March 2016

March 2017

March 2018

March 2019

March 2020

March 2021

March 2022

Total number of providers on EY register in London

12,416

11,526

11,156

11,072

10,695

10,275

10,135

9,569

Childminders

8,447

7,622

7,202

7,047

6,659

6,168

6,047

5,465

Childcare on non-domestic premises

3,923

3,856

3,908

3,976

3,985

4,049

4,031

4,043

Childcare on domestic premises

45

48

46

49

51

58

57

61

Ofsted also holds the Childcare Register which has two parts: the compulsory part for those caring for children aged 5 up to 8 years and the voluntary part for those caring for children aged 8 and over, most registered nannies, or crèches.