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

Statistics on Pre-School and Childcare


Table 16: Highest childcare qualification by employment characteristic and age (excluding childminders), January 2010

Percentage whose highest childcare qualification is...

None

SVQ 1

SVQ 2

SVQ 3

HNC

SVQ 4

Degree

Other

Unknown

Any childcare qualification

Any childcare qualification at SVQ2 or higher

Any childcare qualification at SVQ3 or higher

Main Service

Nursery

7

1

7

32

23

10

16

0

4

88

87

81

Playgroup

18

1

11

37

10

9

5

1

7

75

73

62

OOSC/ Breakfast Club

22

1

16

25

9

9

5

0

12

66

64

48

Other

15

1

9

27

23

11

8

1

5

80

78

69

Management Sector

Public

5

0

4

27

24

12

25

0

4

91

91

87

Private

13

1

11

35

22

8

4

0

5

82

80

69

Voluntary

18

1

13

29

13

10

6

1

9

73

71

59

Management Responsibility

Manages a Care Commision registered service

2

0

2

19

8

31

34

0

3

94

94

91

Does not manage a Care Commission registered service

13

1

10

33

23

6

9

0

5

82

81

71

Unknown

7

1

5

24

13

6

8

0

37

57

56

51

Age (years)

Under 25

23

2

13

27

23

1

4

0

7

70

68

55

25 to 35

7

1

8

26

32

11

11

0

4

89

88

80

36 to 45

9

1

7

37

18

11

14

1

4

87

86

79

46 to 55

6

0

7

34

13

16

20

0

4

90

89

82

Over 55

10

1

8

28

9

13

23

0

8

83

81

73

Unknown

5

0

0

4

5

2

9

0

76

19

19

19

ALL

11

1

8

31

21

10

13

0

6

84

82

74

TOTAL NUMBER

3,300

260

2,570

9,320

6,290

3,030

3,900

140

1,690

25,490

25,100

22,530

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.

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.

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