Consultation: Early years funding Changes to funding for 3 and 4 year olds
Dear Early Years Providers,
The Government has launched its consultation on changes to early years funding, including the proposed introduction of an early years national funding formula. These changes will affect the funding arrangements for both the existing three- and four-year old free entitlement and the extension to 30 hours for the children of working parents, which will be introduced nationally in September 2017. Please click on the above blue, underlined link for the information.
The deadline for responses is the 22ndSeptember 2016 and we would encourage you to take part in this important conversation. The Department of Education are also planning some regional engagement events in September we will keep you posted about these.
We are preparing a Local Authority response and will ensure there is time allocated to discuss this at the next Early Years Network Meeting which will take place at Shadsworth Children’s Centre on the 13th September 2016 at 6pm.
Early years business team
Early years funding consultation – Fact Sheet