Consultation on the Early Years Funding Formula 2022-23

Schools FAO: Governors/Headteachers/ Early Years Foundation Stage Leads and School Business Managers
PVI's FAO: Managing Directors/Chairs of Trustees/ Sole Traders/ Operational Managers and Finance Officers

Consultation closes on Friday 21 January 2022- Have your say on how much funding you receive for 2,3 and 4 yr olds in 2022-23

The School and Early Years Finance (England) Regulations require a local authority to consult its Schools Forum, Schools and Early Years providers about any proposed changes to the factors and criteria taken into account, and the methods, principles and rules adopted in the Early Years Funding Formula (EYFF).

The Early Years Task and Finish Group (EYTFG), made up of 14 representatives from a range of Free Early Education Entitlement (FEEE) providers (Maintained & PVI) as well as up to 4 LA officers, has met twice over the last few months to discuss the 2022-23 formula. The group reviewed the current (2021-22) arrangements and made some initial recommendations regarding changes that they would like considered for 2022-23.

This survey is seeking views from all Free Early Education Entitlement providers funded during financial year 2021-22 on the proposals made by the Early Years Task and Finish Group on the 2022-23 Early Years Funding Formula. These proposals were approved by the Early Years Task & Finish Group on 15th December 2021. The results of this consultation will determine the hourly rate paid to schools and PVI sector providers for Free Early Education Places delivered to eligible 2, 3 & 4 year olds from 1st April 2022.

One consultation response will be accepted from each school or Ofsted registered PVI Early Years setting (including Childminders). So please consult with your colleagues before submitting your responses.

You can find the online consultation here.

We will also be running a question and answer session on Microsoft Teams on Monday 17 January 2022 from 5pm to 6pm. Should you wish to attend, here is a link to the meeting: Click here to join the meeting

Alternatively, you can contact Mohammad Akhtar, LBWF Early Years Finance and Business Manager, at mohammad.akhtar@walthamforest.gov.uk or 020 8496 2784 if you would like clarification on the consultation.

This consultation closes at midnight on Friday 21 January 2022.

We look forward to receiving your responses.

Download the Appendix A - Indicative hourly rates for 2022-23