These statistics are published in accordance with Freedom of Information (FOI) legislation.

Public authorities like Ofsted are required to publish updated versions of datasets that are disclosed as a result of Freedom of Information requests.

Information that is exempt from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act is not made available. Examples of this include the locations of women’s refuges, some military bases, and all children’s homes and the personal data of providers and staff.

Ofsted considers that the names and addresses of registered childminders are personal data that should not be made publicly available unless those individuals have given explicit consent. This information has therefore not been included in the datasets.

Data for both childcare and childminders are included in the Open Document Spreadsheet (ODS) file.

FOI: early years dataset as at 31 March 2018

ODS, 16.5MB

This file is in an OpenDocument format

Published 27 June 2018
Last updated 21 July 2021 + show all updates

  1. We have made minor revisions to the dataset to redact details for a small number of providers. This is in response to changes to consent arrangements.

  2. Additional information has been added to the data dictionary for the column which contains the Lower Super Output Area data.

  3. First published.