Childcare providers face £616.5 million funding gap in 2018


Nurseries and pre-schools face a funding shortfall of over half a billion this year, finds the latest research from Ceeda.

The average cost to deliver a funded 3 and 4 year old place per hour in England is now £5.08, rising to £6.90 for two year olds. Average funding rates for 2 year olds have increased by just 3 pence since 2013/2014.

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