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Early Years Fairer Funding Review


We have started a Change.org campaign to correct the discrepancies in the Early Years funding during the funding review in July.  We are asking for a review which secures a fair amount of money for all providers across the country, allowing them to deliver the quality care that children deserve.For this to be the case we require resolution to two important considerations:

a) A national funding formula that rids the industry of historical inaccuracies that result in some children receiving as little as 38% the amount of children in other areas of the country.

b) Legislation that means funding is distributed wholly & equitably to all providers within the local authorities. Currently some local authorities retain as much as 50% of the money received for the children’s early education and pay as much as 75% more for children in certain school settings.

We go into all the necessary details on the Change.org site, so head on over to have a look.  We hope you agree with what we are saying and also that you take the time to sign the petition.

You can find our sources of information here:

DSG Guaranteed Units of Resource Data

Counting the Cost Report

NDNA National Nursery Survey 2015


About the author: Matt Stanford

Matt Stanford
Matt has been working in education for 10 years, teaching science to all ages from preschool to degree. Before he became a teacher he studied chemistry at Masters level and completed his PhD at The University of Warwick. It was during his time at university that he got involved in outreach work in local primary schools and found his passion for inspiring learning.

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