January 2024 - New childcare offer for eligible working parents of 2 year olds

We are aware that some parents are experiencing difficulties with the application process for the new 2 year old funding offer, please do signpost them to HMRC Childcare Service helpline on 0300 123 4097 who will be able to advise.

Information can also be accessed through the Childcare Choices  website. As a Local Authority we have no authority on this process and currently have no additional information to that which has been published on Childcare Choices.

Early Years

Early Years National Funding Formula (EYNFF)

Early Years National Funding Formula (EYNFF)

In July 2023 the Department for Education (DfE) published the Early years supplementary grant 2023 to 2024: methodology - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

This confirmed that the Local Authority will receive a supplementary grant to provide further funding for the period of 1st September 2023 to 31st March 2024. This is a one off payment to the Local Authority which will allow us to increase our base rate funding to providers from the start of the Autumn term 2023 to the end of the Spring term 2024 only.

The new provider hourly rates from 1st September to 31st March 2024 are:

  • 2-year-olds 2023/24 - £8.56
  • 3 & 4-year-olds 2023/24 - £5.30

The deprivation rate for 3&4-year-olds only remains the same at £0.08.


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