Decision - Two Year Old Free Early Learning Entitlement

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Two Year Old Free Early Learning Entitlement

Decision Maker: Children & Young People Committee

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


            RESOLVED – (1) That the Committee notes the revenue funding  required to meet the duty to provide free childcare places for up to 1,300 two year olds, and that revenue will come from the Dedicated Schools Grant, the amount of which is not yet known; and


            (2) That the Committee notes the Childcare Sufficiency Assessment. Data from this indicates that across the city there are enough places for two year olds in September 2013, but that there are insufficient places in the areas where they are needed. The city does not have enough places for the expanded offer in September 2014. There is not sufficient capital funding available for the local authority to expand places, and it is unlikely that private, voluntary and independent providers will respond by  increasing places where needed.

Report author: Vicky Jenkins

Publication date: 12/11/2012

Date of decision: 12/11/2012

Decided at meeting: 12/11/2012 - Children & Young People Committee

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