Wide variance in autumn term occupancy
With the autumn term underway across all parts of the country, average nursery and pre-school occupancy rose by ten percentage points to 59% in the week commencing 7 September.
There is very wide variability in occupancy across settings however, with 7% having three quarters or more places empty, and 25% being at least three quarters full.
Occupancy in childminder settings rose to 43%.
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