Early years funding formulae

Closed 16 Sep 2022

Opened 4 Jul 2022


We are seeking views on proposed updates to the early years funding formulae, and maintained nursery school supplementary funding.

Why your views matter

We are proposing to update the funding formulae for the early education entitlements for children aged 2, 3 and 4. These formulae are no longer using the most recent data available. Using up-to-date data will help to ensure the funding system remains fair, effective, and responsive to changing levels of need.

We are also proposing reforms to create a fairer distribution of maintained nursery school supplementary funding.

What happens next

We will issue the Government’s response and confirm the final hourly funding rates for local authorities for 2023-24 in Autumn 2022.


  • 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