Early Years Funding Formula Consultation

Closed 24 Jan 2017

Opened 3 Jan 2017


The Government promised to provide additional funding to early years providers to help recognise the costs of delivering the existing entitlement as well as to encourage providers to offer the new 30 hours entitlement.

Proposals for a new National Early Years Funding Formula were consulted upon by the Government earlier in 2016. More recently in December 2016 the Government published its response to the consultation setting out its guidance on how Local Authorities should allocate funding to Early Years Education and Childcare Providers as well as the amount of fudning they will receive in th next financial year to allocate.

Underpinning the national funding formula is a desire to ensure that a high proportion of funding is passed directly through to providers and that funding is distributed fairly. There remain some decisions for the Local Authority on a small number of discretionary elements to the funding formula which we have developed proposals for and are now keen to hear views on.

Before these are agreed, The London Borough of Sutton wants to hear your views on proposals set out in Sutton Early Years funding Formula, briefing paper and consultation January 2017.  You will need to have read this consultation to enable you answer the questions in this survey.

This consultation primarily relates to 3 and 4 year old funding. Further information is provided on 2 year old funding and Early Years Pupil Premium below although the process for how this funding is allocated remains unchanged (though there is a change to the funding amount).

We would like to thank you in advance, in taking the time to complete this survey.


  • All Areas


  • Anyone from any background


  • Children and young people
  • Early years
  • Education