Early Years Funding Proposal Consultation 2022/23

Closed 4 Oct 2021

Opened 13 Sep 2021


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 2022/23. We would like you to answer the questions in this survey in relation to the delivery of Early Years Funded Entitlement in 2022/23. The full principle paper is attached below for your information.



In 2022/23 Surrey still expects to budget to pass through 95% of DfE funding for 3-4 year olds to providers as funding following individual children, with 5% of funding centrally retained, and to continue to pass through 100% of funding for 2 year olds to providers. However, due to overspends on funding for two year olds in recent years, we may not be able to afford to match any increase in the DfE hourly rates for two year olds. We are proposing that any increase in the DfE funding rate for three and four year olds is split between an increase in the hourly rate and an increase in the early intervention fund (EIF), rather than using it all to increase the hourly rate as in recent years. At present we do not know what, if any, increase there may be in DfE early years funding rates in 2022/23. We are also proposing to continue to use 5% of the funding for three and four year olds to fund centrally provided support services for early years providers.


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Why your views matter

We will use your information to gain views on the Early Years Funding Proposal for 2022/23. The responses to this consultation will be reported back to Surrey's Schools Forum in October 2021.

Please note that 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. 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 eycommissioningteam@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.


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