Pre-school Education

Department for Education written question – answered on 20th January 2017.

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Photo of Lucy Powell Lucy Powell Labour/Co-operative, Manchester Central

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many and what proportion of disadvantaged three and four year olds as measured by free school meals data currently access the 15 hours early education free entitlement in a (a) maintained, (b) PVI and (c) childminder setting; and what estimate she has made of the number and proportion of such children who will be eligible for 30 hours free entitlement.

Photo of Caroline Dinenage Caroline Dinenage The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education

The information requested is not available as the Department does not collect the number of disadvantaged three- and four-year-olds across all provider types as measured by free school meals.

Data is not yet available on the number of disadvantaged three- and four-year-old children who are eligible for the additional funded hours as measured by free school meals.

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