The Childcare and Early Years Providers Survey collects information on staff qualifications that are relevant to working with children and young people. The qualifications are grouped together in the levels that they have been accredited with by the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority. It is not possible to look at specific qualifications held.
The Early Years Foundation Degree is a level 5 qualification. The percentage of paid staff in England holding at least a level 5 qualification is as follows:
|Table 1: Percentage of paid staff holding at least a Level 5 qualification: 2006|
|Full day care||4|
|Full day care in children's centres||13|
|After school clubs||6|
|Primary schools with nursery and reception classes||40|
|Primary schools with reception but no nursery classes||48|
Within those figures, those staff with any level 5 qualification relevant to working with children and young people is shown in Table 2:
|Table 2: Percentage of paid staff holding a Level 5 qualification: 2006|
|Full day care||1|
|Full day care in children's centres||3|
|After school clubs||1|
|Primary schools with nursery and reception classes||2|
|Primary schools with reception but no nursery classes||3|
Comparable data are not available for previous years due to changes in the way that the qualification levels were defined.
Data are not available at a local authority level.