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Ofsted statistics show a rise in the number of childminders

Article By: Ofsted

After a long period of decline, the number of childcare providers in England has now risen steadily since September last year. Prior to this numbers had fallen each quarter since the end of 2008.

-Childminders make up sixty per cent of childcare providers registered with Ofsted and numbers are continuing to increase with 1,484 more childminders since September 2010.

-The number of larger providers of childcare on non-domestic premises, such as nurseries and crèches, is not increasing.

-Around ten percent of providers work in the child’s own home: their numbers have grown steadily over the last three years.