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The Department for Education has today published information outlining the 2014-15 funding for early learning for two year olds.  The Department has allocated £755m to be spent across the country supporting 285,000 disadvantaged two-year-olds.

In a letter to Local Authorities, the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Education and Childcare Liz Truss has set out the government’s expectation that these funded places will be in any setting rated good or outstanding by Ofsted.  This includes childminders, 32,000 of which are now automatically eligible to deliver the funded early learning.

You can view the regional funding allocations on the government website

Read the letter from Liz Truss

Note on funding:

The eligible number of two-year-olds for the 20% entitlement is based on data from Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and the 40% entitlement is based on data from Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC). The estimated number of eligible children nationally is up from 260,000 to 285,000.

For more information on how the formula is calculated click here

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