Issue details

Early Years Supplementary Grant

To request approval for the following:
•Local authority acceptance of the Department for Education (DfE) Early Years Supplementary Grant to be received in September 2023 with an estimated value of £1.8m.
•To commence the distribution of the Early Years Supplementary Funding Grant to early years providers based on the published DfE funding methodology and guidance but in advance of the publication of the detailed DfE conditions of grant which are scheduled to be issued in September 2023.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure >£500,000 & Affects from than one division;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 19/07/2023

Decision due: 22 Aug 2023 by Executive

Lead member: Executive Member for Education, Learning & Skills

Lead director: Corporate Director Children and Young People's Services

Contact: Howard Emmett Email: Email:

Consultation process

No formal consultation process is required by the DfE on the distribution of the grant however the local authority will proactively engage with early years providers on the funding amounts to be paid from September 2023.


The DfE have stated that in order to ensure the prompt payment of the grant to providers, local authorities are not required to consult with their schools’ forum. The local authority will
engage appropriately with early years providers about the funding amounts from September 2023, as per the DfE guidance.

Agenda items


  • Early Years Supplementary Grant