Decision Maker: Executive Member for Education, Learning & Skills
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: No
To seek approval of S31 Grant for local
authority delivery support funding to support delivery fo the
expanded early years entitlements from April 2024.
The purpose of the grant is to provide support to local authorities in England towards expenditure lawfully incurred or to be incurred by them, to effectively roll out the new expanded Early Years entitlements offer,
To accept the S31 Grant of £113,399.89
for the 2023/24 financial year.
The grant is intended to support an increase
in early education support for eligible working parents through
government funded childcare hours.
This will be rolled out in stages:
• From April 2024, eligible working parents of 2-year-olds can access their 15 hours childcare (over 38 weeks a year) from the term after their child’s 2nd birthday.
• From September 2024, eligible working parents of children aged 9 months up to 3-year-olds can access 15 hours childcare (over 38 weeks a year) from the term following their child turning 9 months.
From September 2025, the offer will be rolled out in full, with eligible working parents of children aged 9 months and above able to access 30 hours (over 38 weeks a year) from the term following their child turning 9 months
Publication date: 23/10/2023
Date of decision: 23/10/2023