Pre-school Education: Rural Areas:Written question - 105702

(Central Suffolk and North Ipswich)

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Asked on: 06 October 2017
Department for Education
Pre-school Education: Rural Areas
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if her Department will introduce a rurality premium to the per hour delivery cost formula of Early Years Funding for three to four-year old child places.
Answered by: Mr Robert Goodwill
Answered on: 11 October 2017

We have given local authorities the freedom to determine how they fund their providers, within the constraints of the Schools and Early Years Finance Regulations. As such, we have allowed local authorities to take into account rurality when setting their local funding formulae. This rurality/sparsity supplement is intended to give local authorities the funding flexibility they need to ensure that additional money can be directed to providers who face particular challenges because of their rural locations.

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