Day Care: Children

Department for Education written question – answered on 15th March 2019.

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Photo of Angela Rayner Angela Rayner Shadow Secretary of State for Education

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.

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

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.

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