Funding Consultation Response Summary 2017

Hot off the presses, we have now been given the Consultation Response Summary from the recent Early Years Funding Consultation. The big headline is that the Cabinet have approved the new rate of funding for the PVI sector, as of 1st April 2017, to be £4.23 per hour for 3 & 4 year olds, increasing to £4.26 per hour from 1st April 2018, subject to final checks from BCC’s legal bodies. Funding for 2 year olds is to remain at £5.24 per hour.

This is a fantastic result given the options available, and couldn’t have come to fruition without the overwhelming response figures from the PVI sector. Taking a glance at the response statistics, you can see that around 50% of all responses came from PVI settings and workers. It is this turnout that helped reach the conclusion we have worked so hard to achieve.

The full consultation can be found here. It’s well worth a read, as there is plenty of detail that we haven’t covered here.

Once again, thank you to those of you who responded to the Funding Consultation. We are glad we have been able to deliver the outcome we had hoped when this conversation began!

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