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

Statistics on Pre-School and Childcare


Table 20: Qualifications of childminder workforce, January 2010

Childminders

Number

Percentage of all

Highest held childcare qualification

None

2,960

53

SVQ 1

50

1

SVQ 2

250

5

SVQ 3

820

15

HNC

310

6

SVQ 4

220

4

Degree

160

3

Other

90

2

Unknown

700

13

Any childcare qualification

1,910

34

Any childcare qualification at SVQ2 or above

1,770

32

Any childcare qualification at SVQ3 or above

1,510

27

Highest held non-childcare qualification

None

1,590

29

SVQ 1

370

7

SVQ 2

860

15

SVQ 3

1,020

18

SVQ 4

240

4

degree

350

6

other

30

1

Unknown

1,120

20

All childcare qualifications working towards

None

4,060

73

SVQ1

20

0

SVQ2

30

0

SVQ3

110

2

HNC

10

0

SVQ4

40

1

Degree

10

0

Other

20

0

Unknown

1,280

23

Any training in the previous 12 months other than above?

Yes

2,920

53

None

2,640

47

SCMA Scheme of Excellence

Achieved

550

10

Working towards

450

8

Not achieved and not working towards

4,340

78

Unknown

220

4

Notes:

Childminder figures are based on a sample of registered childminders. In 2008 and 2009, those responding to say they were still childminding have been weighted up to the total number of registered childminders in Scotland excluding those listed by the Care Commission as inactive. In 2010, this question was not asked so the figures have been weighted up to the total number registered childminders in Scotland excluding those listed by the Care Commission as inactive (5,559 as at January 2010), based on all childminders who responded to the survey (regardless of whether they were still childminding or not). More detail on the methodology used is available in the background notes.

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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