Early Years Funding Proposal Consultation 2024/25

Closed 10 Dec 2023

Opened 9 Nov 2023


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 2024/25. We would like you to answer the questions in this survey in relation to the delivery of Early Years Funded Entitlement in 2024/25. The full principle paper is attached below for your information.

Please note that during the funding period 24/25 we will see the introduction of funded entitlements of: 

  • 15 hours for all 2 year olds of eligible working families April 2024
  • 15 hours for children of eligible working families from the age of 9 months from September 2024


Funding Rates for all age groups

We propose to treat the existing funding and the new funding entitlements in the same way. This means that we will not differentiate between the different eligibility criteria. For example, FEET funded two year olds will be funded at the same hourly rate as working entitlement two year olds. 

The intention is to pass through 95% of all funding directly to Early Years providers, including targeted funding supplements through Early Intervention Funding and Deprivation funding.

We will retain 5% of all funding as we currently do for 3 and 4 year old funding. Please note that previously we have not retained any part of two year old funding.

This retained funding is used as described in the 'Centrally Retained Funds' section of the document/survey

All funding principles are reviewed and consulted on each year. 

Please find the Early Years consultation document here:

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Please read this and then answer the questions on the next pages. 

Why your views matter

We will use your information to gain views on the Early Years Funding Proposal for 2024/25.  The responses to this consultation will be reported back to Surrey's Schools Forum in January 2024. 

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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