This table provides metadata for the actual indicator available from UK statistics closest to the corresponding global SDG indicator. Please note that even when the global SDG indicator is fully available from UK statistics, this table should be consulted for information on national methodology and other UK-specific metadata information.
Percentage of 2, 3 and 4 year olds participating in early years education
Percentage of children under 5 taking part in early years education
|Unit of measurement||
The percentage of children under 5 in early years education is defined as the percentage of children under 5 in funded early education provision, made up of the maintained, private, voluntary and independent sectors. For 2 year olds, population has been calculated using data supplied by DWP on the estimated eligible population, whilst for 3 and 4 year olds it has been calculated from the ONS population estimates.
The number of children in the relevant age group who participate in an organized learning programme is expressed as a percentage of the total population in the same age range.
This indicator is being used as an approximation of the UN SDG Indicator. Where possible, we will work to identify or develop UK data to meet the global indicator specification. This indicator has been identified in collaboration with topic experts.
|Data last updated||2020-10-16: see changes on GitHub opens in a new window|
|Metadata last updated||2020-10-16: see changes on GitHub opens in a new window|