DFE CONFIRMS INCREASE IN FUNDING RATES FOR CHILDCARE PLACES

In a written statement to councils children and families minister Will Quince confirmed an uplift of 17 pence per hour in “the vast majority of areas” for places for three- and four-year-olds.

Nine local authorities will not receive a rise to their funding rates and will, instead, have their 2021/22 hourly funding rates for three- and four-year-olds protected by a “loss cap”, to ensure that they do not face large drops to their funding rate. These councils are Bristol, Camden, Ealing, Halton, Islington, Lambeth, Southwark, Tower Hamlets, and Westminster.

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Written by Finley T.