Early years funding - extension of the entitlements

Closed 8 Sep 2023

Opened 21 Jul 2023


We are seeking views on proposals regarding our approach to funding for early years entitlements for 2-year-olds and under from April 2024.

Why your views matter

In light of the introduction of the new entitlements for working parents of children aged 9 months to 2-years, this consultation focuses on the way entitlements funding for 2-year-olds and under will be distributed from the Department to local authorities from April 2024.

We are also making proposals on how local authorities distribute this funding to their providers.


  • Teachers
  • Headteachers
  • School support staff
  • Early learning and childcare providers
  • Local authorities
  • SENCOs
  • School business managers
  • Parents
  • Foster carers
  • Adoptive parents
  • Unions and representative organisations
  • Government bodies and departments


  • Education
  • Early learning and childcare
  • Early years foundation stage
  • School and academy funding
  • School funding reform