Children: Day Care

Department for Education written question – answered on 2nd March 2018.

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Photo of Scott Mann Scott Mann Conservative, North Cornwall

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much his Department plans to spend on childcare for disadvantaged children in 2018 in (a) Cornwall and (b) North Cornwall.

Photo of Nadhim Zahawi Nadhim Zahawi The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education

The government funds 15 hours of free childcare a week for disadvantaged children aged two, three and four, as well as the early years pupil premium for disadvantaged three and four year olds.

Early years funding is allocated on a local authority basis and Cornwall’s funding allocations for the following financial years can be found at the following links:

2018/19 (Initial allocation): https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/dedicated-schools-grant-dsg-2018-to-2019.

2017/18 (Provisional allocation): https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/

dedicated-schools-grant-dsg-2017-to-2018.

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