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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.


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Table A9: Travel time to main ELC provider (with eligible children using ELC)

Overall Most deprived Least deprived
Less than 5 minutes 33% 30% 31%
5-14 minutes 52% 52% 54%
15-29 minutes 13% 14% 13%
30-59 minutes 3% 4% 2%
60 minutes or more 0%    
Base (unweighted) 4357 420 990

Table A10: Awareness of planned expansion in entitlement

Overall With eligible children No eligible children Most deprived Least deprived
Yes, definitely 50% 51% 47% 43% 55%
Yes, possibly 24% 24% 25% 24% 25%
No 26% 26% 28% 34% 20%
Base (unweighted) 9441 5718 3723 918 2163

Table A11a: Whether have a child with Additional Support Needs

Overall With eligible children No eligible children Most deprived Least deprived
Yes 5% 6% 3% 7% 3%
No 94% 92% 96% 92% 96%
I don't know 2% 2% 2% 2% 1%
Base (unweighted) 9163 5597 3566 919 2166

Table A11b: Types of needs referenced by parents of children with ASN

Overall
Autistic spectrum disorder 36%
English as an additional language 2%
Family issues (including bereavement and young carers) 5%
Hearing or visual impairment, or deafblind 9%
Language, speech and communication issues 62%
Learning difficulties and dyslexia 17%
Looked after 7%
Physical or motor impairment, or physical or mental health problem 19%
Social, emotional and behavioural difficulty 31%
Other 15%
Base (unweighted) 374

Table A12: Satisfaction with access to ELC to meet additional support needs

Overall
Very satisfied or satisfied 57%
Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied 16%
Very dissatisfied or dissatisfied 18%
I don't know 4%
Not applicable 5%
Base (unweighted) 389

Table A13a: Whether experienced difficulties accessing provision to meet ASN needs

Overall
Experienced difficulties 48%
Not experienced difficulties 52%
Base (unweighted) 333

Table A13b: Nature of difficulties experienced

Overall
Lack of information on how providers meet ASN 50%
Staff lacking the time to meet my child's needs 49%
Staff lacking required qualifications/experience 38%
Environment would not suit child's needs 25%
Facilities/equipment would not suit child's needs 24%
Language barriers with staff 17%
Other 20%
Base (unweighted) 157

Table A14: Factors influencing choice of provision to meet ASN needs

Overall
Staff qualifications, training, knowledge or experience 80%
Staff take time to get to know my child and how to support them 88%
Staff work with me/others to make sure my child's needs are met 85%
Staff having the time to meet individual children's needs 79%
Staff able to work with my child in ways which meet their needs 79%
Quality of the environment 69%
Quality and range of facilities and equipment 65%
Base (unweighted) 375

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