Early Years Task and Finish Group (EYTFG) 2020


The Early Years Childcare and Business Development Service are pleased to be able to advise that as a result of the recent request for expressions of interest from across the Early Years sector for individuals to become members of the 2021/22 Early Years Task and Finish Group, all the places across all sectors have been filled. This group will make recommendations to Schools Forum on the 2021/22 Early Years funding formula. Eve Mcloughlin, Head of Early Years, Childcare and Business Development would like to thank those who have expressed an interest for giving up their time to represent their respective sectors.

Know your Sector Representatives

Your sector representative’s role is to feed your views into the EYTFG and keep you informed of the work that the EYTFG do. This will ensure that your voice is heard, and your views considered as part of their decision making regarding the recommendations that the EYTFG make to Schools Forum on your behalf. It is therefore important that you engage with them.

Members of the EYTFG and the sectors that they will represent have been confirmed and are outlined below. Your sector representatives will be contacting you to obtain your views/feedback over the coming months.

You can also contact your sector reps to request that they pass on any questions/comments that you have to the EYTFG on your behalf, or to request further information.



School/Setting Name

Maintained Schools (including Maintained Nursery Schools*


Helen Currie


Church Hill & Low Hall Nursery Schools

Tracey Griffiths

Barn Croft Primary School

Shaesta Khan

Mission Grove Primary School



Maureen Okoye


Arbor Academy Trust

Beth Billington

Lime Academy Hornbeam

PVI term time providers


Ruth Mattison


Handsworth Pre-school

Hawa Hansa

Noor Ul Islam Preschool

Pam Chapman

Shernhall Pre-School

Sue Ruff

St. Andrews Pre-school

3 to 4 PVI year-round / full day-care providers


Denise O’Sullivan


Little Diamonds Nursery

Anuta Dunca

1st Stepping Stones Nursery School

Hannah McCarthy

Footsteps Day Nursery

Sarah Kendrick 

Redwood Pre School




Donia Duffy


LBWF (Representing Childminders)


Meeting Dates

The first EYTFG meeting will be held on Wednesday 4 November 2020 from 10am to 1pm via ZOOM.

In this meeting, the members will review and discuss:

  • Estimated Early Years Block DSG Funding 2021/22, pupil numbers and hourly rates and spending review
  • SEN Inclusion Fund - HNB Transfer 
  • LBWF Centrally retained funding
  • Early Years System Leadership
  • Maintained Nursery School Supplement
  • Hourly Rate for 2 Year Old Places
  • Early Years underspend reserves 2020/21

Your Sector Reps will be able to provide further detailed information following the meeting.

Next meeting dates

  • Wednesday 16 December 2020 from 10am to 1pm; and
  • Friday 29 January 2021 from 10am to 1pm.