Early Years Funding Formula Consultation

Closed 17 Jan 2021

Opened 4 Jan 2021


A change to the pass-through rate was proposed to West Sussex County Council Cabinet in December 2020. We are now consulting on how to change the funding formula to ensure that early years providers have the funding to support all children to access high quality early years provision and to narrow the learning gap for the most vulnerable children.

Please answer the following questions in conjunction with the ‘West Sussex County Council: Early Years Funding Formula Briefing and consultation document - January 2021’ provided as an attachment at the bottom of this page, to share your views on how the base rate and the deprivation supplement should be managed within West Sussex.

Once you have read and considered the briefing document (provided at the bottom of this page in the Related Section), this consultation should only take you approximately 10 - 15 minutes to complete.

Why we are consulting

We are now consulting with childcare providers, as per national guidance to secure your views and opinions on the allocation of the Dedicated Schools Grants (DSG) to early years providers. Please take this opportunity to have your say by completing this consultation. West Sussex County Council will use your responses to inform County-wide decisions and set Free Entitlement policy in West Sussex.

Accessibility Statement:

If you require any of the information for this project in an alternative format, please contact us on 01243 777807  or via email at family.info.service@westsussex.gov.uk and we will do our best to assist you.  If you are deaf or hard of hearing and have an NGT texting app installed on your computer, laptop or smartphone, you can contact us on 18001 01243 777807.

We are committed to making this website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.    Please view the West Sussex County Council Accessibility Statement, for further details.  Information about the accessibility of the Have Your Say Consultation Hub can be found by clicking on the 'Accessibility tab'   which can be found right at the bottom of this page.

Where it exists, we will provide details of any project related content which is not fully accessible under a heading of 'Non-accessible content' below. 

We are always looking to improve the accessibility of this website.  If you find any problems not listed on this page or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, please contact us at haveyoursay@westsussex.gov.uk

 Data Protection Statement:

The Children, Young People and Learning department will use this survey to collect some personal data (e.g. name) in order to fullfil a statutory obligation to consult on the Early years Funding formula.   We will ensure that your personal data is processed fairly and lawfully in accordance with the 2018 Data Protection Act, the General Data Protection Regulations and any subsequent related legislation.  Your data will be kept securely in electronic format for a period of up to six months after which it will be appropriately destroyed.  West Sussex County Council (WSCC) complies with the Data Protection Act and the GDPR and is registered as a ‘Data Controller’ with the Information Commissioner’s Office (Reg. No. Z6413427).Further details can be found on our website at:  www.westsussex.gov.uk/privacy-policy


  • Adur District
  • Arun District
  • Chichester District
  • Crawley Borough
  • Horsham District
  • Mid Sussex District
  • Worthing Borough


  • Children
  • Childcare Providers


  • Education
  • Children & Young People