Families rely on PVI providers for extended ‘free’ hours, data shows

Pre-Covid Government statistics highlight the vital role of the private, voluntary and independent (PVI) childcare sector in delivering the free entitlement.

More than 90 per cent of three and four-year-olds were taking up free  childcare places before coronavirus.
More than 90 per cent of three and four-year-olds were taking up free childcare places before coronavirus.

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