In the Spring Census, your school is required to provide information on the number and type of childcare places your school provides. You must input this information into your site, even if you don't offer this type of childcare, or any childcare.
There are four types of childcare that you have to provide information on:
- B - Before school
- A - After school
- H - Holiday provision
- U - Nursery for ages 0-4 (for more than 9 hours/day, not a provision that is only available during school hours or where children can only attend for a morning or afternoon session).
Go to School > School Details. For each type of childcare, you will need to add the type to the Child Care Places section by clicking +Add.
Select the childcare type.
We don't provide this type of childcare
If you do not offer this type of childcare, set the Childcare signposting and Childcare for other schools fields to No, leaving the others blank.
We do provide this type of childcare
If you do offer this type of childcare, add the details specific to your school's situation.
Please note that certain information is not required, and may flag an error if you add it:
- Closing Time is not required for Before School Childcare
- Opening Time is not required for After School Childcare
- Weeks Open is not required for either Before or After School Childcare
My school offers childcare for under 5s, and it is for more than 9 hours
If your school offers childcare for under 5s, and it is for more than 9 hours, add Under five childcare to reflect the start and end times.
My school offers childcare for under 5s, but it is for less than 9 hours
If your school offers childcare for under 5s but it is less than 9 hours, you do not need to report this.
Set your Under five childcare as in the screenshot below.