Funding and local authority updates

RESOURCES

 

 

21June 2018

The Department for Education has published updated versions of both its operational guidance for local authorities and providers, and its statutory guidance for local authorities. Providers can download a free summary of the key changes, produced by the Alliance, using the links below:


 

17 July 2017

The Department for Education has updated its April operational guidance on how early years entitlements should be delivered. Providers can download a free summary of the key changes, produced by the Alliance.


 

21 April 2017

The Department for Education has published new operational guidance on how the free entitlement offer should be delivered, including details around 30-hours delivery and eligibility.


 

3 March 2017

The Department for Education has published the new early years statutory guidance for local authorities, as well as the new early years model agreement (see the 'Resources' box)

Click here to download a free guide to statutory guidance changes, produced by the Alliance


 

12 December 2016

The Department for Education has published its response to the consultation on three- and four-year-old funding changes

Read the response


7 November 2016

The Department for Education has published its response to the 30 hour free childcare entitlement: delivery model consultation

Read the response


11 August 2016

The Department for Education have published a new consultation on three and four-year-old funding changes

Access the consultation


3 April 2016

The Department for Education have published a new consultation on the role of local authorities in delivering the 30-hour free entitlement offer, which closes on 6 June 2016. 

Access the consultation

Download a summary of the proposals and changes


10 February 2015

The Department for Education have published a template form and letter to help providers of early years education identify which children are eligible for the early years pupil premium.

Download the EYPP model form and letter


12 November 2014

The Department for Education has updated its early years funding benchmarking tool with local funding rates for 2014/215.

More information


23 October 2014

The Department for Education has published a breakdown of how much early years pupil premium (EYPP) funding local authorities will receive in the 2015 to 2016 financial year.

More information


8 September 2014

The DfE has published updated guidance on local authority duties to early education and care. This will replace previous guidance which came into effect on 1 September 2014.

Key changes include references to new requirements on providers to promote fundamental British values, and new information on funding arrangements for agency-registered childminders.

Download the guidance


25 June 2014

The Department for education has launched a consultation on the introduction of a new pupil premium for disadvantaged three- and four-year-olds. It is also consulting on proposed changes to two-year-old free entitlement funding.

Download a summary of the consultation document

Read the full document

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