Services for children

Business and early years' funding

Early years' pupil premium

Early years national funding formula: funding rates and guidance
The early years pupil premium is additional funding for early years settings to improve the education they provide for disadvantaged three and four year-olds.

Forms: Sample parent/carer declaration form

Early education entitlement

Statutory guidance for local authorities on the provision of early education and childcare (GOV.UK)
This statutory guidance includes information on the early education entitlement for two, three and four year olds'.

Early years education funding for two, three and four year olds: payments and headcount information for private, voluntary and independent settings (PVI's)

Parent portal guidance notes

Childcare directory provider guidance

Childcare directory parent guidance

Portal and payments timetable 2022/23

Funding rates from April 2021

Early Years funding formula factor

All nursery providers 2021-22

Base rate

  • Universal 15 hours
  • Additional 15 hours

90% of funding


Deprivation (mandatory)

5% of supplement funding £0.26

Quality 5% of supplement funding
Quality QTS £0.26
Quality EYPS £.022
2 Year Old £6.00

30 hours childcare entitlement

30 hours childcare programme page

Payment queries


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Last updated: 28 Feb 2022