Pre-school Education: Finance:Written question - 4713

Q
(Preston)
Asked on: 17 January 2020
Department for Education
Pre-school Education: Finance
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he has plans to allocate additional funding for the provision of early years childcare.
A
Answered by: Nick Gibb
Answered on: 27 January 2020

The Government plans to spend £3.6 billion to support early education in the financial year 2020-21. Details of how this funding is distributed across local authorities was published in December 2019 and can be found here:

https://skillsfunding.service.gov.uk/single-funding-statement/latest/dedicated-schools-grant/download-funding/2020-to-2021.

The funding allocations for local authorities are based on actual take-up of the entitlement hours. Therefore, allocations for 2020-21 will be updated, first in summer 2020 using updated data from the January 2020 schools and early years censuses, and then in summer 2021 using January 2021 census data for the final allocation.

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