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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.


Quality of early learning and childcare

Table A22: Importance of key aspects when judging quality of ELC provision

The qualifications and knowledge of staff Overall With eligible children No eligible children Most deprived Least deprived
Very important 80% 80% 81% 84% 75%
Fairly important 19% 19% 19% 15% 24%
Not very important 1% 1% 1% 1% 1%
Not at all important 0% 0% 0%    
Don't know 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Base (unweighted) 8954 5486 3468 917 2165
The way staff interact with my child Overall With eligible children No eligible children Most deprived Least deprived
Very important 99% 99% 99% 98% 99%
Fairly important 1% 1% 1% 2% 1%
Not very important 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Not at all important 0% 0%      
Don't know 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Base (unweighted) 8962 5492 3470 917 2167
The facilities of the setting Overall With eligible children No eligible children Most deprived Least deprived
Very important 69% 68% 70% 71% 64%
Fairly important 30% 31% 29% 28% 35%
Not very important 1% 1% 1% 1% 1%
Not at all important 0% 0% 0%    
Don't know 0% 0% 0%   0%
Base (unweighted) 8948 5479 3469 914 2162
The extent to which my child gets personal care and attention tailored to their needs Overall With eligible children No eligible children Most deprived Least deprived
Very important 81% 81% 81% 83% 77%
Fairly important 19% 19% 19% 17% 22%
Not very important 1% 1% 1% 0% 1%
Not at all important 0% 0%      
Don't know 0% 0% 0%   0%
Base (unweighted) 8946 5485 3461 914 2163
The extent to which my child is learning Overall With eligible children No eligible children Most deprived Least deprived
Very important 75% 75% 75% 81% 68%
Fairly important 23% 22% 23% 18% 28%
Not very important 2% 3% 2% 1% 3%
Not at all important 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Don't know 0% 0% 0%   0%
Base (unweighted) 8947 5481 3466 916 2162
The extent to which the provider keeps me informed, engages me in my child's learning Overall With eligible children No eligible children Most deprived Least deprived
Very important 74% 74% 74% 81% 65%
Fairly important 25% 25% 25% 18% 34%
Not very important 1% 1% 1% 1% 2%
Not at all important 0% 0% 0%   0%
Don't know 0% 0% 0%    
Base (unweighted) 8940 5479 3461 916 2159
The setting's inspection reports Overall With eligible children No eligible children Most deprived Least deprived
Very important 53% 51% 56% 58% 47%
Fairly important 40% 41% 39% 35% 47%
Not very important 6% 7% 4% 6% 6%
Not at all important 1% 0% 1% 0% 0%
Don't know 0% 0% 1% 1% 0%
Base (unweighted) 8942 5479 3463 916 2161
Local reputation Overall With eligible children No eligible children Most deprived Least deprived
Very important 46% 46% 46% 48% 41%
Fairly important 45% 45% 46% 42% 50%
Not very important 8% 8% 8% 10% 9%
Not at all important 1% 1% 0% 0% 1%
Don't know 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Base (unweighted) 8934 5470 3464 915 2159
The range of different experiences my child gets Overall With eligible children No eligible children Most deprived Least deprived
Very important 73% 74% 73% 74% 69%
Fairly important 26% 25% 26% 25% 30%
Not very important 1% 1% 1% 1% 1%
Not at all important 0% 0%      
Don't know 0% 0% 0%    
Base (unweighted) 8945 5481 3464 916 2163

Table A23: Satisfaction with the quality of main ELC provider

The qualifications and knowledge of staff Overall With eligible children No eligible children Most deprived Least deprived
Very satisfied 63% 63% 64% 71% 61%
Satisfied 31% 31% 31% 24% 33%
Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied 3% 3% 3% 3% 3%
Dissatisfied 1% 1% 0% - 0%
Very dissatisfied 0% 0% 1% - 0%
Base (unweighted) 5088 4713 375 505 1213
The way staff interact with my child Overall With eligible children No eligible children Most deprived Least deprived
Very satisfied 71% 71% 71% 76% 70%
Satisfied 25% 25% 25% 21% 27%
Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied 2% 2% 2% 3% 2%
Dissatisfied 1% 1% 2% 0% 1%
Very dissatisfied 0% 0% 1% 0% 0%
Base (unweighted) 5073 4702 371 503 1216
The facilities of the setting Overall With eligible children No eligible children Most deprived Least deprived
Very satisfied 60% 60% 55% 66% 60%
Satisfied 34% 34% 37% 29% 34%
Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied 4% 4% 6% 2% 4%
Dissatisfied 2% 2% 2% 2% 2%
Very dissatisfied 0% 0% 0% 1% 0%
Base (unweighted) 5066 4696 370 502 1214
The extent to which my child gets personal care and attention tailored to their needs Overall With eligible children No eligible children Most deprived Least deprived
Very satisfied 56% 56% 55% 63% 53%
Satisfied 34% 34% 33% 29% 37%
Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied 7% 6% 8% 5% 7%
Dissatisfied 2% 2% 1% 2% 2%
Very dissatisfied 0% 0% 1% 0% 0%
Base (unweighted) 5073 4701 372 504 1213
The extent to which my child is learning Overall With eligible children No eligible children Most deprived Least deprived
Very satisfied 59% 59% 57% 68% 55%
Satisfied 33% 33% 35% 26% 36%
Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied 6% 6% 5% 4% 6%
Dissatisfied 1% 1% 2% 1% 2%
Very dissatisfied 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Base (unweighted) 5072 4701 371 503 1213
The extent to which the provider keeps me informed, engages me in my child's learning Overall With eligible children No eligible children Most deprived Least deprived
Very satisfied 53% 53% 53% 63% 49%
Satisfied 33% 33% 33% 27% 36%
Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied 8% 8% 8% 5% 9%
Dissatisfied 5% 5% 5% 4% 4%
Very dissatisfied 1% 1% 1% 1% 1%
Base (unweighted) 5075 4703 372 503 1215
The setting's inspection reports Overall With eligible children No eligible children Most deprived Least deprived
Very satisfied 47% 47% 45% 53% 45%
Satisfied 34% 33% 40% 29% 37%
Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied 9% 9% 10% 9% 10%
Dissatisfied 1% 1% 0% 0% 1%
Very dissatisfied 0% 0% 0% - 0%
Base (unweighted) 5066 4697 369 502 1215
Local reputation Overall With eligible children No eligible children Most deprived Least deprived
Very satisfied 53% 53% 53% 56% 53%
Satisfied 36% 35% 38% 33% 37%
Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied 8% 8% 6% 8% 8%
Dissatisfied 1% 1% 0% 1% 1%
Very dissatisfied 0% 0% 0% - 0%
Base (unweighted) 5059 4690 369 502 1211
The range of different experiences my child gets Overall With eligible children No eligible children Most deprived Least deprived
Very satisfied 58% 58% 58% 65% 55%
Satisfied 34% 34% 33% 29% 36%
Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied 5% 5% 5% 3% 6%
Dissatisfied 2% 2% 2% 2% 2%
Very dissatisfied 0% 0% 1% 0% 0%
Base (unweighted) 5047 4678 369 500 1206

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