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Childminder Stats for England (number of Childminders, Childcare Places)

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nannynick Fri 22-Feb-08 09:22:41

Registered Places Report - Dec 2007

At 31 Dec 2007, Ofsted reported there were 65,776 childminders providing 302,300 childcare places.
If NCMA's membership is 47,000... then they are representing around 71%. Who represents the rest?

There has been a drop in the number of childminders. December 2006 report, gives the following figures:
Providers = 71,500 Places = 323,600

So over a 1 year period, there was a loss of 5724 childminders, a loss of 21300 childcare places.

In the same period, taking account of all Ofsted registered providers, the number of childcare places was:
1549000 in 2007, 1566500 in 2006. A LOSS of 17,500 Childcare Places.

I thought our Government was supposed to be increasing the number of childcare places... not decreasing them!

crace Fri 22-Feb-08 09:37:41

Interesting Nick, thanks for posting this, just goes to show they aren't really helping us are they. See what happens next year when the fees go up!

Kiddi Sat 23-Feb-08 12:40:32

Many minders in an area close to me are stuggling to fill spaces, many are long term, well qualified accredited network minders with good and outstanding reports as they have too much in the area, so funding may well be cut for new childcare places in that area, as it not just about places but sustainability.
thanks for the info

nannynick Tue 29-Apr-08 19:06:00

Registered Places Report - March 2008
At 31 March 2008, Ofsted reports that there there were 64,648 childminders providing 298,600 childcare places, in England.

This is a DROP of 1128 childminders, 3700 childcare places.

Increases in providers was only seen in Full Day Care and Crèche.

crace Tue 29-Apr-08 19:06:49

Wow, now that is scary.

ayla99 Sun 25-May-08 14:44:43

82,200 childminders in England in 1999 a drop of 13% on the previous year.

KatyMac Sun 25-May-08 14:53:27

Funny that isn't it....could it be to do with the start of OFSTED by chance?

nannynick Sun 25-May-08 15:05:39

Childminders Chart 1990-2000

Source
"In March 2000 there were 75,600 registered childminders providing 320,000 places. This represents a fall in the number of childminders of approximately 8 per cent and in the number of places of about 5 per cent since the previous year."

nannynick Sun 25-May-08 15:08:53

Source
"In March 2001 there were 72,300 registered childminders providing 304,600 places. This represents a fall in the number of childminders of approximately 4 per cent and in the number of places of about 5 per cent since the previous year."

nannynick Sun 25-May-08 15:13:18

Data for 31st March 2002 is not available due to change over to Ofsted - details.

KatyMac Sun 25-May-08 17:31:16

So how many are there now? I'm easily confused blush

nannynick Sun 25-May-08 17:33:24

At 31 March 2008, Ofsted reports that there there were 64,648 childminders providing 298,600 childcare places, in England.

nannynick Wed 30-Jul-08 17:35:06

June 2008 stats

Childminders: 64,300 providing 298,000 childcare places.

This is a DROP of 348 childminders (who provided 600 places) since March 2008 stats.

Arfa Tue 05-Aug-08 22:10:39

Up until December 2006, the figures provided by Ofsted are always multiples of 100 which makes it look like there is some rounding going on. From March 2007 through to March 2008 this is not the case so it looks like Ofsted have published actual figures. However, the figures for June 2008 are all multiples of 100 and look like Ofsted have started rounding again. So, which way did they round the numbers and do the real numbers show an even greater fall in the number of childminders?

One thing is for sure, though: The figures for September 2008 will show an even bigger fall as the CMs who have decided not to work under EYFS finally give up.

KatyMac Tue 05-Aug-08 22:15:01

Childminders round here are desperate for children & they are still recruiting.......

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