This data is published fortnightly. It gives the number of registered early years and childcare providers reporting one or more confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) by week.


Reported coronavirus (COVID-19) cases by registered early years and childcare settings

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Early years and childcare providers must notify Ofsted of any serious illness or accident to a child in their care. This includes a confirmed case of coronavirus in the setting.

Providers must notify Ofsted as soon as reasonably practical, and in any case within 14 days of the incident occurring. Notifications received in one week could represent confirmed cases which occurred during the 2 previous weeks.

If there are multiple reported cases at a setting at one time, a notification can include more than one confirmed case. This means that the number of notifications received does not necessarily correlate with the number of confirmed cases in a setting.

Providers must follow guidance from Public Health England (PHE) about what to do in the event of a reported case of coronavirus in a setting.

The release will run to April 2021, subject to review.

You can find numbers of childcare providers in Ofsted’s early years and childcare providers official statistics.

Published 30 October 2020
Last updated 14 December 2020 + show all updates

  1. Added data from 16 and 23 November 2020.

  2. Added data from 2 to 9 November 2020.

  3. Added data to cover 19 October to 1 November 2020.

  4. Updated the figures for the weeks commencing 5/10/2020 and 12/10/2020 to correct an error in the number of reported cases.

  5. First published.