Update from DfE on early years funding for autumn term 2020 and beyond. 

Key highlights:

  • Local Authority funding for the 2020 autumn term will be based on January 2020 census count due to coronavirus crisis.
  • DfE is aiming to fund new term “as if autumn term were happening normally” but providers who are closed “without public health reason” will not get funding.
  • The government expects to return to the normal early years funding process in January 2021.

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