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Pre-school Education: Finance

Question for Department for Education

UIN 75881, tabled on 16 November 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much was (a) budgeted for and (b) spent on government-funded childcare provision for 2 year olds in each of the last 5 financial years.

Answered on

19 November 2021

The government allocates funding for the early years entitlements in line with the number of places that are taken up.

The expenditure figures are as follows:

Early years dedicated schools grant allocation

2017-18
Final

2018-19
Final

2019-20
Final

2020-21
Initial

2021-22
Indicative

3-4 year old universal hours

£2,302.6 million

£2,286.7 million

£2,278.5 million

£2,310.9 million

£2,338.2 million

3-4 year old additional hours

£404.6 million

£743.7 million

£807.0 million

£840.3 million

£850.4 million

2 year old

£469.7 million

£449.1 million

£433.8 million

£434.5 million

£440.8 million

Please note that final allocations for 2020-21 and 2021-22 are not yet available.

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