The latest available information is for 2011 when it is estimated that there were 7,900 holiday clubs offering child care(1).
Table 1 provides national estimates of the age breakdown of children who attended holiday clubs in 2011.
|Age||Holiday club attendees (%)|
|Under 2 years old||7|
|2 years old||9|
|3 years old||11|
|4 years old||11|
|5 to 7 years old||30|
|8 to 10 years old||25|
|11 years or older||7|
|Source: Table 4.20b Childcare and Early Years Providers Survey 2011(2).|
Table 2 provides national estimates of the proportion of holiday clubs caring for children with disabilities in 2011.
|Caring for||Holiday clubs (%)|
|Does not currently care for children with disabilities||43|
|Source: Table 4.20 Childcare and Early Years Providers Survey 2011.|
Data is not available on the extent of provision of holiday child care for children living in rural areas.
(1 )The Department for Education's Childcare and Early Years Providers Survey collects information on the number of holiday clubs in England that provide holiday care for children under the age of eight. Where these providers also offer care for children over eight, information on this is collected.