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Pre-school Education: Finance

Department for Education written question – answered on 31st October 2019.

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Photo of Helen Hayes Helen Hayes Labour, Dulwich and West Norwood

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the cost to the public purse has been of free and subsidised nursery places in (a) London and (b) England in each year since 2015.

Photo of Nick Gibb Nick Gibb Minister of State (Education)

The attached table shows the annual funding for the early education entitlements for England and London since 2015-16. This includes funding to all nurseries and childminders providing the 15 hour entitlement for disadvantaged 2 year olds, the universal 15 hours for all 3-4 year olds, and the additional 15 hour entitlement for 3-4 year olds of working parents. It also includes early years pupil premium funding, disability access funding, and supplementary funding for maintained nursery schools. Further breakdowns can be found by following the links provided in the table.

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