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Get to grips with the funding you're entitled to for 3- and 4-year-olds in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). Understand the difference between universal and additional entitlements when it comes to the early years national funding formula (EYNFF).

This article is based on the DfE's operational guide and technical note for local authority (LA) funding of Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) providers for 2022-23.

What is the early years national funding formula (EYNFF)? 

The early years national funding formula (EYNFF) sets the hourly funding rates that each local authority (LA) is paid to deliver the universal and additional 15-hour entitlements for 3- and 4-year-olds.

Find these funding rates, as well as the separate formula that sets the hourly funding rates for 2-year-olds, in the step-by-step calculations spreadsheet here.

Additional funding for maintained nursery schools confirmed for 2022-23

The MNS supplementary funding allocations for 2022-23 are published