Consultation outcome

Consultation on proposed changes to the role of the local authority in early education and childcare

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

This consultation has concluded

Detail of outcome

The government response to this consultation forms part of the report on ‘More affordable childcare’.

Feedback received

Detail of feedback received

Summary of consultation responses.

Original consultation


This consultation seeks public views on reforms to the role of local authorities in early education and childcare.

This consultation ran from

Consultation description

The government values local authorities’ important role as ‘champions’ of disadvantaged children and their families. We want local authorities to focus on ensuring that all 2-, 3- and 4-year olds, particularly the most disadvantaged, take up their entitlement to funded high-quality early education.

This consultation seeks views on the specific reforms to the role of local authorities in early education and childcare. It offers you the opportunity to influence the secondary legislation and statutory guidance, which will implement changes to the local authority role.


Role of LAs: consultation document

Draft statutory guidance for local authorities on the exercise of their duties relating to early education and childcare

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Published 25 March 2013