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Statistics Publication Notice: Education and Training Series: Pre-School and Childcare Statistics 2010

Statistics on Pre-School and Childcare


Table 9: Ages of children on the register of pre-school or childcare centres or attending a childminder during census week, January 2008 - January 2010

Age

Childminders

Childcare Centres

2008

2009

2010

2008

2009

2010

0

1,380

1,110

1,080

4,230

4,190

4,060

1

3,530

3,840

4,050

11,770

12,840

13,460

2

4,110

curly bracket

7,740

curly bracket

8,300

21,550

23,090

24,190

3

3,300

51,030

51,550

54,360

4

2,710

curly bracket

5,490

curly bracket

5,760

53,120

55,120

56,840

5

1,930

8,660

8,850

9,150

6

1,870

2,060

2,200

6,250

6,360

6,440

7

1,490

curly bracket

6,640

curly bracket

6,770

6,490

6,330

6,320

8

1,230

6,140

6,370

6,120

9

1,160

5,850

5,530

5,690

10

1,100

4,990

5,150

4,870

11

790

3,510

3,590

3,640

12 or over

640

540

470

1,360

1,490

1,570

Unknown

0

20

20

13,930

6,310

4,480

TOTAL

25,240

27,440

28,640

198,860

196,750

201,180

Notes:

Children are counted once for each centre and/or childminder they attend.

Childminder figures are outwith the scope of National Statistics. In 2008, this information was based on data obtained in the Childminder survey. In 2009 and 2010, this was based on data obtained in the Care Commission's December 2008 and 2009 Annual Returns respectively. The data have been weighted up to the total number of registered childminders in Scotland listed by the Commission, excluding those that are inactive. More detail on the methodology used is available in the background notes.

Some centres do not provide information on the number of children attending. In 2010, where possible, information from 2009 has been carried forward. However, this was not possible for 39 centres. Therefore, the median number of children attending has been used (based on centres who submitted a full census form)

All figures are rounded to the nearest 10 to express the uncertainty inherent in these estimates. For this reason, totals may not exactly equal the sum of their parts.

Childminder figures for January 2009 have been revised.

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