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Nurseries

Question for Department for Education

UIN 59692, tabled on 11 January 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much funding from the transitional protection for maintained nursery schools will each local authority area receive in each year for which that funding is available.

Answered on

16 January 2017

Supplementary funding for maintained nursery schools, worth £55m a year, will be provided to local authorities at least until the end of this Parliament. This will enable them to maintain the current levels of funding for these schools, which play an important role in the social mobility of the children and families that they serve.

Indicative Early Years National Funding Formula allocations for local authorities for 2017-18 can be found at:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/early-years-national-funding-formula-allocations-and-guidance

To ensure that local authorities receive the correct funding for their nursery schools, we will be undertaking a data assurance exercise to verify current expenditure levels in those authorities with maintained nursery schools. Once this has been completed, we will update allocations for individual local authorities in early summer.

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