Dear Department for Education,
Please could I have in an excel sheet, a list of all day nurseries, pre-schools and Children Centres please. i would like this to include..
-name of setting
Dear Ms Hawkins
Thank you for your recent enquiry. A reply will be sent to you as soon as possible. For information; the departmental standard for correspondence received is that responses should be sent within 20 working days as you are requesting information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. Your correspondence has been allocated reference number 2016-0016448.
Department for Education
Ministerial and Public Communications Division
Tel: 0370 000 2288
Thank you for your request for information received on 31 March 2016. You requested:
“Please could I have in an excel sheet, a list of all day nurseries, pre-schools and Children Centres please. I would like this to include..
-name of setting
I have dealt with your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
The department`s list of early years providers in England is populated by two sources:
1. Edubase for local authority nursery schools and children centres, and
2. The Early Years Census (EYC) for information on private, voluntary and independent nurseries (PVI).
(EYC - https://www.gov.uk/guidance/early-years-...).
Edubase and nursery schools
Files containing data from EduBase as at 19 April 2016 are enclosed:
(LA Nursery.xls and Children`s centres.xls). Local authorities are responsible for maintaining their children’s centre information in EduBase.
We have supplied you with the email address and contact telephone number where possible.
Further information on the terms used within this extract can be found in the EduBase glossary: http://www.education.gov.uk/edubase/glos...
Private voluntary and independent providers
The department does not hold a list of all PVI nurseries registered in England, only those which receive funding in relation to the funded early education entitlement.
A file containing a list of private and voluntary providers in England (excluding childminders) as at January 2015 is attached. Data for providers receiving funding in relation to the funded early education entitlement as at January 2016 will be available after the statistical publication in June 2016.
The early years census collects contact details for the nominated person who facilitates the data return. However, the contact details provided are often that of admin staff, teaching staff, accountants or IT suppliers.
Some email addresses are the member of staff’s personal contact information (e.g. [email address]). The department believes that these are the personal data of the individuals concerned, and that the relevant names and email addresses should be withheld under section 40(2) of the FOIA. Section 40(2) provides for personal data to be exempt from disclosure where its disclosure would infringe the rights of individuals and contravene any of the data protection principles under the Data Protection Act 1998. This is an absolute exemption in these circumstances which means that it does not require a test to balance the public interest in releasing the information against that in withholding it.
We have supplied the contact telephone number where possible.
Ofsted publish similar information which you may find useful. This can be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/statistica....
The Department for Education is responsible for education and children’s services in England. The department does not hold information for educational establishments in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. This information may be available using the following links:
Northern Ireland http://www.deni.gov.uk/
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