Consultation: Funding for 2,3 & 4 yr olds in 2021-22

Consultation closes Friday 22 Jan 2021- Have your say on how much funding you receive for 2,3 & 4 yr olds in 2021-22

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 2021-22 formula. The group reviewed the current (2020-21) arrangements and made some initial recommendations regarding changes that they would like considered for 2021-22.

This survey is seeking views from all Free Early Education Entitlement providers funded during financial year 2020-21 on the proposals made by the Early Years Task and Finish Group on the 2020-21 Early Years Funding Formula. These proposals were approved by the Early Years Task & Finish Group on 16th December 2020. 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 1 April 2021.

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 via Zoom on Monday 18th January 2021 from 4pm to 5pm. Should you wish to attend, here is a link to the meeting.

This consultation closes at midnight on Friday 22 January 2021.

We look forward to receiving your responses.