Early Years Expansion to Entitlements- Provider Survey

Closes 1 Mar 2024

Opened 23 Jan 2024


In the Spring 2023 Budget the government announced several measures to support education and help parents with childcare so they can return to work. Eligible working parents will be able to access 30 hours of funded childcare per week, for 38 weeks of the year from the term after their child is 9 months old to when they start school.

The entitlement will be phased in as follows:

  • From April 2024: eligible working parents of 2-year-olds can access 15 hours per week from the term after they turn two.
  • From September 2024: eligible working parents of children aged 9 months up to 3-year-olds can access 15 hours per week from the term after they turn 9 months.
  • From September 2025: eligible working parents of children under five can access 30 hours funded childcare per week.

Why your views matter

  • It's important that we understand what early education and childcare you are providing, and plan to provide in the future, so that we can identify any potential gaps in the sufficiency of childcare places.
  • We would like your views on both the current and future entitlement offers and we are interested to hear what  the opportunities and barriers are to providing the future entitlements.
  • Depending on your offer this survey may take around 10 mins to complete.  
  • In addition to this survey, we're engaging with parents and carers across Surrey to find out their views too.

Give us your views


  • All Areas


  • Surrey businesses


  • 0-5 year olds