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Primary Education: Nurseries

Question for Department for Education

UIN 659, tabled on 22 June 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much additional revenue funding her Department plans to make available for primary schools for new nursery staff in (a) 2017-18, (b) 2018-19, (c) 2019-20, (d) 2020-21 and (e) 2021-22.

Answered on

30 June 2017

Revenue funding for delivering the free early years entitlements is allocated to local authorities, who are then responsible for distributing it to early years providers including primary schools with nursery classes. The Government will be investing an additional £1 billion per year by 2019-20 in the free entitlements.

The initial funding allocations for 2017-18 can be found at: and funding allocations for future years will be announced in due course.