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

Statistics on Pre-School and Childcare


Table 21: Highest childcare qualifications of childminder workforce January 2008, January 2009 and January 2010

January 2008

January 2009

January 2010

Percentage of all with…

None

57

54

53

SVQ1

2

3

1

SVQ2

5

4

5

SVQ3

15

18

15

HNC

5

3

6

SVQ4

1

1

4

Degree

1

3

3

Other

4

5

2

Unknown

10

9

13

Any childcare qualification

33

37

34

Any childcare qualification at SVQ2 or above

27

29

32

Any childcare qualification at SVQ3 or above

22

25

27

Total

100

100

100

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, 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.

Percentages are rounded 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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