Average number of weekly hours of formal care by age group - Children with at least 1 hour of formal care - Less than 3 years

Based on a comparison of 32 countries in 2015, Latvia ranked the highest in Average number of weekly hours of formal care by age group - Children with at least 1 hour of formal care - Less than 3 years with 39.7 followed by Bulgaria and Portugal. On the other end of the scale was United Kingdom with 15.1, Netherlands with 15.5 and Switzerland with 19.4.

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Countries Unit 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Austria         20.7 22.0 20.6 26.9 26.8    
Belgium         27.9 29.7 29.4 29.2 30.0    
Bulgaria ...       37.5 37.9 36.8 38.2 38.4    
Croatia ... ... ... ... ... 39.0 36.2 38.0 38.2    
Cyprus         31.8 32.0 32.9 32.9 35.4    
Czech Republic         17.5 14.7 19.2 19.0 24.8    
Denmark         33.8 34.3 35.1 34.9 36.6    
Estonia         36.4 38.9 37.1 34.8 37.2    
European Union ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...    
Finland         33.8 32.7 33.5 32.6 32.9    
France         30.4 30.4 30.0 30.0 32.1    
Germany         29.7 29.9 29.7 29.7 31.6    
Hungary         33.0 34.1 35.9 35.1 35.7    
Iceland         35.7 36.4 36.5 36.9 37.0    
Ireland         19.1 21.6 34.0 22.0 23.6    
Italy         30.4 31.9 30.4 29.3 30.3    
Latvia         37.7 36.3 38.5 35.6 39.3    
Lithuania         37.7 37.9 37.0 29.7 39.6    
Luxembourg         25.3 30.3 31.6 30.7 29.6    
Macedonia ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...    
Malta         22.2 22.0 22.9 14.6 16.0    
Netherlands         16.1 17.7 17.8 17.2 16.4    
Norway         33.4 33.0 33.6 32.7 32.6    
Poland         35.6 36.9 39.1 37.0 35.8    
Portugal         41.9 36.9 39.5 39.2 38.9    
Romania ... ...     22.7 28.7 28.3 25.1 23.2    
Serbia ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...    
Slovakia         27.4 36.2 27.1 33.1 35.7    
Slovenia         35.2 36.4 36.0 36.5 35.7    
Spain         28.2 27.7 27.5 25.3 27.2    
Sweden         29.2 29.2 29.6 31.0 29.1    
Switzerland ... ...     15.5 19.9 18.5 17.4 17.9   ...
Turkey ...       34.1 ... ... ... ... ... ...
United Kingdom         12.4 12.3 13.5 12.9 14.5