This article has been brought to you by Slough Borough Council's Early Years Childcare Development Co-ordinator, Clare Thompson, for the attention of Early Years providers.
Local authorities are funded for early years provision through the early years block in the dedicated schools grant (DSG). The formula continues to allocate funding to local authorities for the existing entitlement for all two, three- and four-year-olds.
The Early Years Service must consult with the early years sector regarding annual funding rates and any decisions made must be ratified by Schools’ Forum. Schools' Forum Early Years task group have reviewed a range of options presented by the local authority and agreed to run a consultation on the following two options.
Please vote on your preferred option, the results will be shared with providers at the end of the consultation period, once a final decision has been made. The consultation period is active between Monday 3rd February until Monday 10th February 2020.
The chosen funding rates will be introduced in Slough from 1st April 2020. To access the consultation please click on the link below:
For any questions about this consultation please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 01753 476583.