The subject of childcare used to cover the entire childcare area for children from the age of 0-18 years, which from 2015 has been divided into childcare pre-school for children (0-5 years) and childcare school for children (6 years +). The purpose of childcare for schoolchildren (6 years +) is to shed light on the number of children enrolled and the staff involved in childcare. The statistics have been compiled since 1943.
The statistics contain information on the care of children and adolescents in the school age and associated staff. There is information about the number of children and young people and staff.
Data for these statistics is collected annually from municipal collection and payroll systems, supplemented by data from the Ministry of Education and electronic reports from self-employed and private institutions. The data collected are validated for large deviations as well as inconsistent information from the different sources before the figures are summed up to one-year age classes and distributed by type of childcare and municipality etc.
Some new established institutions can be missing and some can have changed status without Statistics Denmark has been informed. Sometimes it is not possible to match the information on the staff in the specific type of institution to the number of children in the same type of institution.
The statistics are published in StatBank Denmark under the subject of Children and Staff. See more on the topics of the statistics.