Early years free entitlement funding

By Private, Voluntary & Independent (PVI) providers, I mean providers who would be classed as ‘PVI’ on a S251 return.

The mean hourly ‘base rate’ of 3- and 4-year-old free entitlement funding for PVI providers in your area in 2017/18 (i.e. total base rate spending divided by number of hours).

£3.98

The mean hourly ‘average rate’ (i.e. factoring in supplements) of 3- and 4-year-old free entitlement funding for PVI providers in your area in 2017/18 (i.e. total spending divided by total hours).

£4.15

The planned mean hourly ‘base rate’ of 3- and 4-year-old free entitlement funding for PVI providers in your area in 2018/19 (i.e. total base rate spending divided by number of hours) 

£4.02 per hour.

The mean hourly ‘average rate’ (i.e. factoring in supplements) of 3- and 4-year-old free entitlement funding for PVI providers in your area in 2018/19 (i.e. total spending divided by total hours). 

£4.15

The early years funding supplements available to providers in 2017/18 (e.g. quality, flexibility etc).  

Lump Sum & Deprivation supplements.

The early years funding supplements that will be available to providers in 2018/19.  

Deprivation funding supplement

Have you informed local providers of their 3- and 4-year old funding rates for 2018/19? If yes, when did you do so? If no, when do you intend to do so?  

Yes.  Following your funding consultation in Summer Term, funding changes over the next 18 months were confirmed.

How many 30 hours codes have been issued in your local authority (as of the date of responding to this FOI)? 

As of 12 December 2017, 4238 codes have been issued

How many 30 hours codes have been validated in your local authority (as of the date of responding to this FOI)? 

As of 12 December 2017, 3537 codes have been validated

Has your local authority received any formal parental complaints about the 30 hours? If so, please confirm how many were many in total, the general complaint categories (e.g. ‘inability to find a place’, ‘providers charging top-ups’ etc), and how many complaints fell under each category.  

No formal parental complaints about the 30 hours have been received.