Early Years Wraparound Care Funding for LAs

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Early Years Wraparound Care Funding for Local Authorities


The DfE has published guidance and timelines for local authorities (LA), outlining its plans for changes to early years wraparound care funding and how it is utilised.

The national wraparound childcare programme is part of the childcare reforms announced at the 2023 Spring Budget. The government’s ambition is that by 2026, all parents and carers of primary school-aged children who need it will be able to access term-time early years childcare in their local area from 8am-6pm, so that parents can access employment.


In order to be able to achieve this, LAs in England are expected to have already begun their preparations by mapping capacity, designating workforce, and hiring into new roles if necessary.
A DfE guidance graphic can be seen below.

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PAG has supported LAs with a long list of services, including large early years projects, community engagement, and opening free schools, and has a team ready to support you now. With the DfE’s timeline suggesting preparations should already be underway, let us work over Christmas so you don’t have to.

Use the contact page here to discuss your early years wraparound funding now.