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.


For more information, please visit:


https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/use-of-free-early-education-entitlements-funding-during-the-coronavirus-outbreak/use-of-free-early-education-entitlements-funding-during-coronavirus-covid-19