Pre-school Education: West Midlands

Education written question – answered on 2nd July 2012.

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Photo of Steve McCabe Steve McCabe Labour, Birmingham, Selly Oak

To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many children aged (a) three and (b) four years old are receiving 15 hours a week of free nursery education in (i) Birmingham Selly Oak constituency and (ii) the West Midlands.

Photo of Sarah Teather Sarah Teather The Minister of State, Department for Education

holding answer 27 June 2012

The number of three and four-year-olds receiving 15 hours a week of free early education in Birmingham Selly Oak and the West Midlands in 2011 is shown in the table.

Three and four-year-olds (1, 2 ) receiving 15 hours a week (3, 4 ) of free early education in private, voluntary and independent providers and in maintained nursery, primary, secondary and special schools Birmingham Selly Oak parliamentary constituency and West Midlands region, position at January 2011
Number
  Three-year-olds Four-year-olds
Birmingham Selly Oak 703 924
West Midlands 55,917 64,752
(1) Count of children aged three and four at 31 December in the previous calendar year. (2) Any child attending more than one provider may have been counted twice. (3) This covers children who are receiving 15 hours a week at a single provider. Children receiving less than 15 hours are not included. Those who spread their 15 hours entitlement over more than one provider will not be included in this table. (4) Four-year-olds can receive up to 25 hours a week of free early education therefore figures for four-year-olds covers children receiving at least 15 hours a week. Source: Early Years Census (EYC), School Census (SC); and School Level Annual School Census (SLASC).

Data for 2012 will be available from 28 June following the publication of the "Provision for Children under Five Years of Age in England: January 2012" Statistical First Release at the following link:

http://www.education.gov.uk/rsgateway/DB/SFR/s001074/index.shtml

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