1.4.1. Proportion of children 0-4 in day care or school

Description of indicator

It is the ratio between the number of children 0-4 in day care and the population 0-4 years. The numerator is obtained by estimation from data of the Ministry of Education and the denominator comes from the Municipal Population Register.

Day care institutions: Include all the institutions, public or private, which look after children during the day (for example: pre-school, kindergarten, nursery school or equivalent - ISCED 2007 level 0, ISCED 2011 01+02). The aim is to measure the demand and not the supply of day care (for all children aged <5 years old and not at home during the day). The data should include special schools or equivalents for children with special needs (e.g. handicapped). The data should exclude cultural/sporting/etc. activities if undertaken for leisure purposes rather than child care purposes. Child minders (qualified or unqualified) should be included if a direct payment/employment arrangement exists between child minder and parents. Baby sitters and au-pairs should be included.

The number of children 0-4 in day care or school should be given as a monthly average of all children inscribed in these institutions, which are in day care either part- or full-time during the day.

Note: All educational data are workplace based (=study-place based) and not the residence (home).

Available series: 2010-2021.

Graphs and tables

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