CIW – New childcare and play self-reporting data tool

Please see the message below from Care Inspectorate Wales (CIW) 

Dear all 

As you are probably already aware, in 2023 we collected a range of information and data from all registered childcare and play providers in Wales through the Self-Assessment of Service Statement (SASS) process. We are pleased to tell you this information, along with data from earlier years, is now publicly available on our website. 

The childcare and play self-reporting data tool provides a range of useful information from 2790 registered providers and includes data on everything from training and qualifications to the quality frameworks in use. The tool also outlines the number of people working in the childcare and play sector and the number of vacancies. 

The data is only available at the local authority level. This means the identity of individual settings is protected. 

You can access the childcare and play self-reporting data tool here and here’s a short video that summarises some of the findings.