Official Statistics

Childcare and early years survey of parents: 2018

Findings from the January 2018 to August 2018 survey of parents on childcare and early years.

Documents

Technical report

Main tables

This file is in an OpenDocument format

Additional tables

This file is in an OpenDocument format

Details

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
  • what childcare is used by different types of families and children
  • 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 perceived impacts of the 30 hours of childcare policy on families and children
  • the influence of childcare arrangements on mothers’ decisions about whether to go out to work and working patterns
  • children’s use of digital technology in the home learning environment

Early Years Analysis and Research

Published 20 December 2018