Consultation on the Early Years Funding Formula 2023-24

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 20 January 2023 - Have your say on how much funding you receive for 2,3 and 4 year olds in 2023-24

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 12 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 2023-24 formula. The group reviewed the current (2022-23) arrangements and made some initial recommendations regarding changes that they would like considered for 2023-24.

This survey is seeking views from all Free Early Education Entitlement providers funded during financial year 2022-23 on the proposals made by the Early Years Task and Finish Group on the 2023-24 Early Years Funding Formula. These proposals were approved by the Early Years Task & Finish Group on 14th December 2022. 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 2023.
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 

Download indicative hourly rate for 2023-24 based on SENIF top-slice of 4.5% (Question 5 in survey)

Download indicative hourly rate for 2023-24 based on SENIF top-slice of 5% (Question 5 in survey)

If you have any questions in relation to the consultation you can contact the LBWF Early Years Finance team via email at feeeprovision@walthamforest.gov.uk 

This consultation closes at midnight on Friday 20 January 2023.


We look forward to receiving your responses.