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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.


Likely future use of 1140 hours

Table A20: Likely future uptake of expanded entitlement

Socio-demographic groups Overall With eligible children No eligible children Most deprived Least deprived
All or almost all of the free 1140 hours 75% 72% 80% 78% 77%
More than half of the free 1140 hours 15% 16% 12% 14% 13%
Up to around half of the 1140 free hours 10% 12% 7% 9% 9%
Base (unweighted) 9241 5615 3626 898 2140
Age of children 3/4 year olds 2 year olds
All or almost all of the free 1140 hours 75% 67%
More than half of the free 1140 hours 15% 15%
Up to around half of the 1140 free hours 10% 18%
Base (unweighted) 8962 8056

Table A21a: Reasons for planning to use only part of the additional hours (with eligible children)

Overall Most deprived Least deprived
No reason/I don't know 5% 7% 4%
I wouldn't need or want childcare for so many hours 67% 60% 75%
I prefer that a grandparent or other close relative looks after my child 24% 17% 25%
My child wouldn't like to be separated from myself or my partner for so many hours 36% 37% 37%
I don't think it would be good for my child's development 32% 28% 33%
I don't think it would be good for my child's wellbeing 43% 38% 48%
I don't think it would be good for my relationship with my child 46% 46% 48%
I feel children should not be in nursery for that long 70% 64% 76%
Base (unweighted) 649 57 144

Table A21b: Reasons for not planning to use any additional hours (with eligible children)

Overall
No reason/I don't know 17%
I want to look after my child myself most of the time 61%
My child wouldn't like to be separated from myself or my partner 22%
I don't think it would be good for my child's development 31%
I don't think it would be good for my child's wellbeing 38%
I don't think it would be good for my relationship with my child 35%
I don't know how to apply for funded childcare/I find applying too difficult 3%
I cannot afford childcare, even if it's free, because there are always some associated costs 1%
Transport is not available or the travel time is too long  
The travel costs would be too high 0%
I think the available opening times would not be flexible enough to meet my childcare needs 6%
I think there would be a lack of flexibility or choice in available childcare settings or types of childcare 6%
I think there would be no providers available that I could trust to provide high quality service 6%
I think there would be no providers available that meet my child's additional support needs 1%
I do not need childcare 16%
Base (unweighted) 227

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