Decision details

2020/21 FEEE rates and contracts

Reference: D50695

Decision Maker: Director of Children and Families

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Determination of the hourly funding rates for all Free Early Education Entitlement (FEEE) providers.


The Director of Children & Families approved the breakdown of the Free Early Education Entitlement for 3 and 4 year olds as follows:


£0.17 centrally retained (down £0.01 on 2019-20) 

£0.29 deprivation supplement (same as 2019-20) 

£0.05  SENDIF (up £0.01 on 2019-20)

£4.38 base rate paid to all providers (up £0.08 on 2019-20)


The Director of Children & Families approved the entire £5.28 per child per hour paid to the Local Authority in the DSG Early Years grant is paid in full to providers (increase of £0.08 per hour per child on 2019-20).


Reason Key: Financial Impact>£500K;

Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Portfolio Holder: The Executive Member for Children & Families

Other reasons / organisations consulted

24th January 2020-21st February 2020


All Early Years Providers – Childminders, Children’s Centres, Schools, Private Day Nurseries, Pre-schools, Voluntary Sector nurseries and childcare settings


Schools Forum

Contact: Rebecca McCormack, Lead for Admissions & Family Information 0113 3787217 Email:

Publication date: 24/03/2020

Date of decision: 01/04/2020

Effective from: 09/04/2020

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