This is the number of children returned on the EYC as being in receipt of some free early education as a percentage of the number of children aged 3 and 4. As data is returned at child level from 2008, children who access more than one provider have been identified and counted once only. Up to and including 2010 data, this count was referred to as Actual number of children benefiting from some free early education. Descriptions from 2011 were changed to avoid confusion but methodology for calculating remains the same.
24 Aug 2018
% of 3 & 4 year olds benefiting from free early education
a high value is good
Three and four year olds benefitting from some free early education