Pre-school Education: Staff

Department for Education written question – answered on 22nd March 2018.

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Photo of Lucy Powell Lucy Powell Labour/Co-operative, Manchester Central

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what changes have been made to his Department's existing data collection as a result of the commitment to review workforce data in the Early years Workforce Strategy 2017.

Photo of Nadhim Zahawi Nadhim Zahawi The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education

The following changes to our early years data collections have been implemented.

In the 2018 Survey of Childcare and Early Years Providers we have:

  • Added a question about gender of the paid workforce, which was not asked in 2016.
  • Improved the questions on ethnicity, by introducing more granular categories for responses and we are asking about the ethnicity of apprentices for the first time.
  • Improved the wording around staff qualifications in the survey to also include relevant teaching qualifications.

The 2018 Early Years Census asks for a wider range of information on staff qualifications than in previous years, specifically level 2 and 3 staff and those with graduate qualifications (early years professional status, early years teacher status and qualified teacher status).

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