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New Department for Education childcare expansion grant funding available!

01 February 2024
Young children laying in a circle

We’ve secured £2,857,359 to create more early years spaces for children aged 9 to 23 months. This is a capital fund only and covers the whole county.

We have also been allocated £6.9 million between now and 31 March 2026 to support the rollout of Wraparound Childcare within the county. This includes capital and revenue funding.

If you are interested in any of these opportunities, please fill out the expression of interest forms by Friday 9 February.

Wraparound funding expression of interest form

Expression of interest for under 3 years olds funding expansion opportunity


Want to find out more about what this means for your setting? Come along to one of our online sessions, links to join below.

Childminders: understanding FEEE and the childcare reforms

Thursday 1 February, 7pm

Saturday 3 February, 11am

Monday 5 February, 7pm


FEEE2W information session

Tuesday 6 February, 10am


Wraparound information session

Wednesday 7 February, 1.30pm


Combined FEEE2W and wraparound information session

Thursday 8 February, 7pm