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Parents' views and use of early learning and childcare: data tables

Figures showing parents’ and carers’ current use, future potential use, views and experiences of early learning and childcare.


Flexibility

Table A6: How prefer to use 1140 hours across the year

Overall With eligible children No eligible children Most deprived Least deprived
I don't know/no preference 4% 5% 3% 4% 3%
Every week of the year (around 22 hours per week) 31% 30% 32% 32% 30%
Year-round except for when I or my partner are on annual leave (around 22-30 hours per week) 40% 34% 47% 33% 44%
School term time only (around 30 hours per week) 25% 30% 18% 29% 22%
Other 1% 1% 1% 1% 1%
Base (unweighted) 6801 3977 2824 697 1648

Table A7: How prefer to use 1140 hours across the week

Overall With eligible children No eligible children Most deprived Least deprived
I don't know/no preference 13% 14% 10% 15% 10%
Longer sessions on fewer days per week 65% 62% 70% 59% 71%
Shorter sessions on more days per week 21% 23% 18% 22% 19%
Flexibility to include weekend provision 6% 6% 5% 6% 4%
Provision outside of normal working hours 15% 15% 14% 15% 13%
Base (unweighted) 6518 3787 2731 664 1584

Table A8a: Type of provider preferred for 1140 hours

Overall Most deprived Least deprived
Local authority nursery class attached to primary school 76% 76% 56%
Local authority nursery class not attached to primary school 36% 30% 46%
Private nursery 57% 46% 50%
Community/voluntary nursery 17% 13% 22%
Playgroup 28% 15% 37%
Family centre 15% 10% 26%
Childminder 28% 22% 35%
Other 6% 4% 10%
Base (unweighted) 9087 8464 529

Table A8b: Type of provider preferred for 1140 hours

Overall With eligible children No eligible children Most deprived Least deprived
Local authority nursery class attached to primary school 76% 78% 74% 77% 73%
Local authority nursery class not attached to primary school 36% 35% 39% 45% 29%
Private nursery 57% 50% 67% 51% 64%
Community/voluntary nursery 17% 16% 19% 21% 13%
Playgroup 28% 27% 30% 28% 25%
Family centre 15% 15% 15% 22% 10%
Childminder 28% 28% 29% 27% 26%
Other 6% 6% 5% 7% 5%
Base (unweighted) 9087 5555 3532 904 2152

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