Extra-family childcare

This indicator shows the percentage of households that take up certain forms of extra-family childcare. It therefore provides information on the socialisation of children outside of their nuclear family.


Institutional childcare:  comprises private or public childcare facilities (day nurseries, day care centres, extra-school care, full-time schools). Family day care organised by an association or network is also considered as institutional care.

Non-institutional childcare: refers to extra-family childcare by people outside of an organisation. These may be self-employed providers such as childminders or nannies (formal childcare) but can also be relatives or friends of the parents (informal childcare), e.g. grandparents, other relatives or neighbours.


This indicator shows the share of family households with child(ren) aged under 13 that took up extra-family childcare during a normal week.


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