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

Statistics on Pre-School and Childcare


Table 14: Qualifications of childcare workforce (excluding childminders), January 2010

Pre-school education and daycare staff

Number

Percentage of all

Highest held childcare qualification

none

3,300

11

SVQ1

260

1

SVQ2

2,570

8

SVQ3

9,320

31

HNC

6,290

21

SVQ4

3,030

10

degree

3,900

13

other

140

0

unknown

1,690

6

Any childcare qualification

25,490

84

Any childcare qualification at SVQ2 or above

25,100

82

Any childcare qualification at SVQ3 or above

22,530

74

Highest held non-childcare qualification

none

4,990

16

SVQ1

2,830

9

SVQ2

5,320

17

SVQ3

6,320

21

SVQ4

1,330

4

degree

2,600

9

other

220

1

unknown

6,870

23

All childcare qualifications working towards

None

17,090

56

SVQ1

150

1

SVQ2

1,120

4

SVQ3

2,350

8

HNC

260

1

SVQ4

1,250

4

Degree

1,310

4

Other

130

0

Unknown

7,180

24

Notes:

The numbers of childcare staff are estimates based on the total number of staff working directly with children and staff who are managers of Care Commission registered services. Staff working in public and private playgroups and private family centres or where the main service type of the centre was unknown are excluded, giving a total of 30,480.

Numbers are rounded to the nearest 10 and percentages to the nearest whole percent to express the uncertainty inherent in these figures. For this reason, totals may not exactly equal the sum of their parts.

Qualifications include those at an equivalent level - see background notes for details. Staff are counted once for each qualification they are working towards.

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