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Pre-School and Childcare Statistics 2009, 23/09/09 [S]

The Scottish Government has published Pre-school and Childcare Statistics 2009 which presents new statistics on childcare centres and childminders registered with the Care Commission, and childcare centre staff.

Among the main findings are:

  • As at January 2009 there were 4,274 registered childcare centres, a decrease on the 4,336 of January 2008.
  • The majority of operating childcare centres said that their main service was a nursery (2,425 centres or 59 per cent).
  • There were 25,470 paid staff working directly with children in childcare centres, of which 86 per cent were permanent and 50 per cent were part time
  • Nearly a third of centres used unpaid volunteers working directly with children
  • In January 2009 there were 2,780 centres that provided pre-school education following the Scottish 3-5 curriculum.
For full details see Pre-School and Childcare Statistics 2009 which is available from the Scottish Government website.

Further Information

Pre-School and Childcare Statistics 2009