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Table 2 shows the proportion of full day care providers that were trying to recruit for vacancies in 2006, by type of staff and ownership of the provision. Data for previous years are not available in the format requested.
|Table 2: Proportion of full day care providers trying to recruit for vacancies, by staff type and ownership, 2006|
Percentages may not sum to 100 per cent. due to 'don't know' responses or rounding.
Mrs. Maria Miller: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what proportion of carers in daycare settings for children were from (a) white and (b) black and minority ethnic groups in each year since 2003. 
Dawn Primarolo: The Childcare and Early Years Providers Survey collects information on the ethnicity of staff in the child care and early years workforce. In 2007 only childminders and early years providers in maintained schools were asked about the ethnicity of their staff. Data on the ethnicity of staff in daycare settings were not collected. Table 1 shows the proportion of staff from white and black and minority ethnic groups by setting in 2007, the latest year for which this information is available.
|Table 1: Ethnicity of staff in workforce in England, 2007|
|Proportion of BME staff (percentage)||Number of BME staff( 1)||Proportion of staff not from a BME group (percentage)||Number of staff not from a BME group|
|(1 )All numbers provided have been rounded. Figures have been rounded to the nearest 100 if they are greater than 1,000, to the nearest 50 if the number is 100-999 and to the nearest 10 if the number is below 100.|
Figures on the number of staff from a BME group and the proportion and number not from a BME group have been estimated using the figures for the proportion of staff from a BME group and the overall paid number of staff.
|Table 2: Ethnicity of staff working in full day care settings in England|
Full day care figures for 2005 and 2006 on the average proportion of staff per setting not from a BME group and the total number of staff not from a BME group have been estimated using the figures for staff from a BME group and the overall number of paid staff.
Mrs. Maria Miller: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) how many and what proportion of childminders were from (a) white and (b) black and minority ethnic groups in each year since 2003; 
Dawn Primarolo: The 2007 Childcare and Early Years providers Survey estimated that 7 per cent. of childminders(1) working in England were from a black and minority ethnic (BME) background, a total of approximately 3,900 individuals.
|BME Childminders||Childminders not from a BME group|
|Proportion of childminders( 2 ) (%)||Number of BME childminders( 3)||Proportion of childminders( 2) (%)||Number of childminders not from a BME group( 3)|
|(1) The data provided refer to the number and proportion of working childminders. Childminders who were registered but not working are not included.|
(2) Proportions may not sum to 100 per cent. due to rounding.
(3) All numbers provided have been rounded. Figures have been rounded to the nearest 100 if they are greater than 1000, to the nearest 50 if the number is 100-999 and to the nearest 10 if the number is below 100.
Childminders remain the child carers of choice for thousands of families because of the high quality, flexible and responsive service that they offer, but we are continuing to work closely with sector partners (including the National Childminding Association) to strengthen their professional development and the quality of their provision. We are keen to see a diverse and vibrant childcare sector which includes childminders from a range of minority ethnic backgrounds. We will work with Ofsted and the National Childminding Association (NCMA) to look at the factors which are leading to childminders from a BME backgrounds to choose to leave the childminding profession.
Mrs. Maria Miller: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what proportion of child care (a) places and (b) providers there were in the (i) maintained and (ii) private, voluntary and independent sectors in (A) Hampshire and (B) England on the latest date for which figures are available. 
Dawn Primarolo: Ofsted maintains the new registers established under the Childcare Act 2006. The chief inspector, Christine Gilbert, has written to the hon. Member and copies of her replies have been placed in the House Libraries.
Your recent parliamentary question has been passed to me, as Her Majesty's Chief Inspector, for response.
Table A provides figures for the total number of childcare providers registered with Ofsted and the maximum number of childcare places these providers offer in Hampshire and England as at 31 March 2009 and 30 June 2009. These figures represent 100 per cent of the childcare registered by Ofsted. Please note that we do not classify providers as 'maintained'.
|Table A: Number of registered child care providers and maximum number of places offered|
|Area||Total number of providers registered||Maximum number of registered places offered by providers for children under eight|
Please note that, as of 1 September 2008, the government introduced new arrangements for the registration of childcare providers through the Childcare Act 2006. There are now two registers: the Early Years Register (EYR) and the Childcare Register. The Childcare Register is subdivided into two parts, the compulsory part (CCR) and the voluntary part (VCR). Childcare providers may be registered on any combination of the EYR, CCR and VCR, depending on the age of the children in their care and the type of care offered. Those providers who care for children from birth to the 31 August following their fifth birthday must register on the EYR, unless they are in a category that is exempt from registration. Providers who care for older children who are under eight must be registered on the CCR. Other childcare providers, for example those caring for children over the age of eight, or caring for a child in the child's own home, are not required to register with Ofsted, but may join the VCR.
Ofsted only sets the maximum number of places for childcare provision registered on the EYR and the CCR. Numbers of registered places therefore indicate the maximum number of children aged under eight that may be present at any one time. The figures are not the number of places occupied, nor the number of children who may benefit from receiving places through providers offering sessions at different times of the day.
The maximum number of places figures as at 31 March 2009 were calculated by combining the maximum number of places recorded individually for both the Early Years Register (EYR) and the compulsory part of the Childcare Register (CCR) for each provider. As explained when Ofsted published the March 2009 figures, there is a strong possibility that these figures may be higher than the true overall maximum number of places, due to the duplication of places on both registers for some providers. Ofsted omitted the maximum numbers of childcare places as at 30 June 2009 from the figures published in July 2009, explaining that work was underway to improve the quality of these data. Ofsted will publish the maximum number of childcare places in the next childcare providers and places statistical release in October 2009, and in my Annual Report 2008/09, which will be published in November 2009.
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