To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much his Department will spend on providing free childcare to (a) two-year-olds and (b) three and four-year-olds in each of the next five fiscal years.
We will be spending around £6 billion on childcare support in 2019-20 – a record amount. That will include funding for our early education entitlements. For 2019-20, current allocations for 2, 3 and 4-year-olds are £2.75 billion.
The allocation tables can be found here:
Spending decisions beyond 2019-20 will be a matter for the Spending Review.