Workforce data can be found in the annual Early Years Census published by the Department for Education. The workforce data collected in the census relates only to private, voluntary and independent (PVI) settings and childminders. The most recent census which contains information on the graduate workforce can be found here:
In maintained nursery and state-funded primary schools where 3- and 4- year olds benefit from funded early education, it is a requirement that at least one member of staff is a school teacher. Data on the number of maintained and state-funded primary schools can also be found in the census (Table 11).