Pre-school Education: Admissions

Department for Education written question – answered on 2nd March 2017.

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

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate she has made of the number and proportion of eligible two-year-olds who have not taken up a funded early education place (a) nationally and (b) in each local authority.

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

A copy of the data requested has been placed in the Library. The data tells us that 68% of two year olds are taking up their entitlement to funded early learning, an increase of 10% from January 2015.

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