Early Years Funding Proposal Consultation 2021-22

Closed 27 Sep 2020

Opened 7 Sep 2020


Surrey County Council are committed to engaging with the Early Years Sector and are keen to gain your views about the Early Years funding proposal for 2021/22. We would like you to answer the following questions in relation to the delivery of Early Years Funded Entitlement in 2021/22. The full principle paper is attached for your information. 


In 2021/22 we are not proposing any changes to the key principles of Surrey’s approach to early years funding, we propose to continue to pass through 95% for 3 and 4 year old funding and to retain 5%, centrally retained funds. We will continue to pass through 100% of funding for 2 year olds. 

DfE funds Surrey for the Early Years Funded Entitlement for 3 and 4 year olds at an hourly rate and funds disadvantaged two year olds at a separate, and higher, hourly rate. 

We propose to increase the base rate for 3 and 4 year olds by between 5p and 8p, over and above any increase provided by DfE and to increase deprivation funding by the same proportion as any increase provided by DfE.

Why we are consulting

We will use your information to gain views on the Early Years Funding Proposal for 2021/22. The responses to this consultation will be reported back to Surrey's Schools Forum in October.

Please note that in order to do so we will ask you to provide some personal data. This will include your full name, name of organisation and postcode, as well as your DfE URN and Ofsted URN.

By completing this survey you are providing us with consent for this information to be used solely for the purposes identified above. Please note you have a right to withdraw consent for your information to be processed. If you wish us to remove your data please contact us at childcarebusinessadvice@surreycc.gov.uk and we will endeavour to remove you from our database as soon as possible.

If you have any compliments, comments or complaints about this process, please contact us at the same email address in the first instance. If your email has not been addressed to your satisfaction, please note Surrey County Council has a complaint procedure in place. In order to access the procedure, please visit https://app.casetracker.uk/account/login and follow the prompts.


  • All Areas


  • All Surrey residents


  • 0-5 year olds
  • Commissioning