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Children: Day Care

Department for Education written question – answered on 4th October 2019.

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Photo of Damian Hinds Damian Hinds Conservative, East Hampshire

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the number of children accessing the 15-hours free childcare scheme for disadvantaged two-year-olds in (a) East Hampshire constituency, (b) Hampshire local authority area and (c) England in each year since its inception.

Photo of Nick Gibb Nick Gibb Minister of State (Education)

The number of 2-year-old children benefiting from funded early education in Hampshire local authority and England are shown in the table below. Data is not published at parliamentary consistency level.

Number of 2-year-old children benefiting from funded early education 2014-2019 Hampshire local authority and England

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Hampshire

1,450

2,420

2,440

2,410

2,310

2,210

England

86,640

157,040

166,920

163,250

154,960

148,750

Source: Early Years Census (EYC), School Census (SC), and School Level Annual School Census (SLASC)

(1) Count of children aged 2 at 31 December in the previous calendar year.

(2) Any child attending more than one provider will have only been counted once.

(3) Includes general hospital schools and excludes pupil referral units.

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