Guidance

Early years national funding formula: funding rates and guidance

EYNFF funding rates for local authorities for 2017 to 2018, 2018 to 2019 and 2019 to 2020, and operational guidance on local authority funding of providers.

Documents

Early years national funding formula (EYNFF): funding rates and step-by-step calculation for 2018 to 2019

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Early years entitlements: local authority funding of providers: Operational guide for 2018 to 2019

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EYNFF: technical note for 2018 to 2019

EYNFF: local authority allocations for 2017 to 2018

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EYNFF: step-by-step guide on the calculation for 2017 to 2018

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EYNFF: operational guide for 2017 to 2018

EYNFF: technical note for 2017 to 2018

Details

These documents are for local authorities. They provide:

in 2019 to 2020:

  • early years national funding formula (EYNFF) funding rates for the 2019 to 2020 financial year
  • step-by-step guide and technical note to explain how funding rates have been calculated
  • operational guide on local authority funding of early years providers

in 2018 to 2019:

  • early years national funding formula (EYNFF) funding rates for the 2018 to 2019 financial year
  • step-by-step guide and technical note to explain how funding rates have been calculated
  • operational guidance on local authority funding of early years providers

in 2017 to 2018:

  • EYNFF funding rates and allocations for the 2017 to 2018 financial year
  • step-by-step guide and technical note to explain how funding rates and allocations have been calculated
  • operational guidance to help local authorities implement the changes introduced as part of the EYNFF
  • information on the maintained nursery schools (MNS) data assurance exercise that ran from 9 March 2017 to 30 March 2017

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Contact the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) with any queries.

Published 1 December 2016
Last updated 22 November 2018 + show all updates
  1. We've updated the page to include rates, calculation, guidance and technical note for 2019 to 2020
  2. Corrected maximum amount of annual net earned income figure when receiving Universal Credit, in section 76 of 'Early years entitlements: local authority funding of providers - Operational guide 2018 to 2019'.
  3. Replaced the 'Operational guide for 2018 to 2019' with an updated version.
  4. We have added funding rates for the 2018 to 2019 financial year, a step-by-step guide and technical note to explain how funding rates have been calculated, and operational guidance on local authority funding of early years providers.
  5. Added 'Maintained nursery school data assurance exercise' document.
  6. Updated EYNFF operational guide to include additional information on the high pass-through requirement.
  7. First published.