Guidance

Early years funding: 2021-2022

Information for local authorities and institutions about early years funding for the 2021 to 2022 financial year.

Applies to England

Documents

Early years: funding rates and step-by-step calculation for 2021 to 2022

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Early years entitlements: local authority funding of providers operational guide 2021 to 2022

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Maintained nursery schools supplementary funding allocations

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Details

Technical note

Read the technical note and the step-by-step guide (in the funding rates table) to understand how the funding rates for early years have been calculated.

Funding rates

View the funding rates for your local authority area.

Operational guide

Local authorities should follow this guidance when funding providers to deliver the early years entitlements in the financial year 2021 to 2022.

Allocations

You can also view the funding allocations for the 2021 to 2022 early years funding block.

Maintained nursery schools supplementary funding allocations

This file gives details of the 2021 to 2022 financial year supplementary funding for maintained nursery schools calculations which form part of the early years block in the dedicated schools grant allocations.

Further information

You can view the rates and calculations for previous financial years on the Early years national funding formula: funding rates and guidance page and the early years funding: 2020 to 2021 page.

Published 17 December 2020
Last updated 22 April 2021 + show all updates
  1. We have confirmed the 2021 to 2022 maintained nursey school allocations, and updated the early years funding technical note for 2021 to 2022, and the early years funding operational guide accordingly.

  2. First published.