Official Statistics

Childcare and early years survey of parents: 2017

Findings from the January 2017 to August 2017 survey of parents on childcare and early years.


Main text: SFR73/2017

Main tables: SFR73/2017

This file is in an OpenDocument format

Additional tables: SFR73/2017

This file is in an OpenDocument format

Technical report: SFR73/2017


This publication provides information on a survey of parents with children aged 0 to 14. It covers parents’ use of childcare and early years provision, and their views and experiences, including:

  • what childcare is used by different types of families
  • changes in take-up of childcare over the years
  • parents’ reasons for using or not using childcare and for choosing particular providers
  • parents’ views on the providers they used and on childcare provision in their local area in general
  • the influence of childcare arrangements on mothers’ decisions about whether to go out to work and working patterns
  • the home learning environment, including the type and frequency of activities undertaken by parents with their children, such as reading and learning about words and numbers

Early Years Analysis and Research


Jonathon Blackburn 0161 600 1725

Published 21 December 2017