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Childcare and early years survey for parents released

The Department for Education have released the childcare and early years survey for parents 2018 detailing the findings from the January 2018 to August 2018 survey. 

Key findings include:

  • The use of formal childcare fell from 66 per cent in 2017 to 62 per cent in 2018
  • The use of formal childcare among families with only pre-school children remained stable between 2017 and 2018 at 71 per cent
  • Only 27 per cent of parents with a child aged under 12 were aware of the Tax-Free Childcare scheme, a rise since 2017 (previously 21 per cent). 
  • Among parents with a child aged 0 to 4, 78 per cent were aware of the 30 hours funding
  • 78 per cent of parents were aware that providers can charge for certain extra services and 76 per cent knew that they could receive their hours from Ofsted registered childminders
  • 30 per cent of parents rated the affordability of local childcare as very or fairly poor.

Read the full report.