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:
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.