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Children: Day Care

Question for Department for Education

UIN 52870, tabled on 14 November 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much funding per head (a) was allocated for childcare in each constituency in the financial year 2010-11 and (b) is expected to be allocated for childcare in each constituency in the financial year 2017-18.

Answered on

17 November 2016

Funding for the free early years entitlements is allocated on a local authority basis. Prior to 2013-14, local authority funding allocations for early years were not separately identified within the Dedicated Schools Grant (DSG). Instead, they were part of the total DSG allocated to each local authority. Early years allocations for 2010-11 are not therefore available.

The new funding rates under our proposed early years national funding formula from 2017-18, can be found here:

https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/early-years-funding-changes-to-funding-for-3-and-4-year-olds

The consultation on these new rates has now closed and the Government is preparing its response.

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