Over 1,700 settings leave Ofsted EYR

Latest figures released by Ofsted this week show a net fall of 746 childminders and 49 nurseries and pre-schools in the 3-month period to 31 March 2019. 

A total of 1,203 childminders left the register, a rate of almost 14 per day, whilst 457 joined. Nurseries and pre-schools left the register at a rate of 6 per day, a total of 536 over the 3-month period, whilst 487 joined.

The figures come shortly after the release of Ceeda's latest analysis of childcare provider delivery costs, which forecast an estimated funding deficit of £662 million in 2019/2020.