3Agenda Role of the Local Authority –new government guidance Government policy overviewStatutory Guidance for EYE – role of local authorityOutline of proposed changes to the EYE terms and conditionsEarly Years Single Funding Formula (EYSFF) consultationRecap on what is currently included.Why is it changing.Proposals in the consultation.How will the changes affect you.Our consultation with you about the changes
4Early Education and Childcare Role of the Local Authority
5Policy overview More great childcare Statutory guidance for EYE More affordable childcareOfsted registrationChildren and Families Bill
6Government Policy direction More Affordable ChildcareAccessibility and maximising the take up of 570 hours for 2/3/4 year oldsA provider’s ability to deliver government funded early education places should depend primarily on Ofsted’s judgement of their quality.Opening up the market;Increases childminder opportunities to offer EYE if good or outstandingFlexibility about how the EYE can be delivered.Increased numbers of 2 year olds and changes to the governments support for affordable childcareTargeted approach for SEN and children with disabilities.
7Role of Local Authority LAs cannot add conditions which create barriers, cannot refuse to fund:a Good or Outstanding provision if a child wants a place;new providers if when with Ofsted;Changing role of LA regarding info advice and training for RI;conditions of funding must relate to Ofsted actionsEYSFF – no regulation changes at this time - must be simple;Possible legislation (C&F bill) regarding G and O 2 year oldsIncrease informal childcare from 2 to 3 hours without need to registerSingle registration for multiple premisesSimplification of building requirements
8Role of Local Authority Fund 3 and 4 year olds at Requires Improvement (RI) / Good (G) / Outstanding (O);Fund 2 year olds at G and O;No conditions for G and O except:Proper use of funding;Entitlement free (charges by providers are not a condition of children accessing their place);Flexible access for parents;SEN needs are met;Children kept safe.Can withdraw funding as practicable for inadequate ofstedLAs can attach conditions to RI – ofsted actions
9Statutory Guidance EYE In summaryMaximise access and funding for children;Ofsted judgement only. No change to 3/4 year old children’s eligibility;Increased 2 year old eligibility changes from September 2013;570 hour from term after eligible birthdayTargeted approach;Simple funding formula and maximise amount to providers;Increased flexibility for providers.
10Hampshire EYE Payment Funding Terms and Conditions Draft terms and conditions planned to be available for review by end of 2013.Core terms and conditions mainly unaffected;Main changes will be to the schedules in particular schedule 4.New EYE payment funding terms and conditions in place by 1 April 2014
12Early Years Single Funding Formula What’s in the current rate paid:Base rateFlexibilityQualityIndividual Child supplement (IDACI)DeprivationFull information on Hantsweb:
13EYSFF - why it’s changing? Government’s intention:to simplify funding so that it is transparent and easy to understand;to ensure maximum funding reaches providers;to enable national benchmarking of funding for comparison purposes;To use a single rate for 2 Year Olds with no supplements.
14Proposals in the consultation Deprivationthis is about increasing the budget to maintain the current rates.Qualitythis is about including the Ofsted ratings in the rate paid.Flexibilitythis is about how the surplus funding created by changing the flexibility bandings should be used.
15DeprivationDeprivation funding bands introduced in April 2013 based on individual children’s home post code.The current bandings are costing £40,000 more than the current budget.Do you support the request to increase the budget or should we reduce the rates to keep within budget?
16Current deprivation funding bands for individual children Band Score Value0 0 – n/a– £0.20– £0.25– £0.30– £0.40– £0.48£0.50
17QualityQualityDfE determines that Ofsted is the sole arbiter of quality so “Q” rating needs to take this into account.Transition proposed for 2014/15 including Ofsted rating with the qualification banding currently used.
19Flexibility The majority of settings are flexible (F3/F4) Simplify flexibility to two bandings onlyLess funding required for this part of the formulaFlexibility savings/surplus to be distributed to another part of the formula (base or quality).
20FlexibilityThe consultation is asking for your feedback on three options for the distribution of the saving.
21Distribution of funding Option 1All the surplus funding from the flexibility rate changes is used to increase the base rate from £3.81 to £3.95
22Distribution of funding Option 2Distribute all the surplus funds from the flexibility bands to the quality bandsOfsted RatingFundingStaffingInadequate£0+Q1Requires improvement/ satisfactory£0.07Q2£0.10Good£0.19Q3Outstanding£0.29Q4
23Distribution of funding Option 350% base rate and 50% to qualityThe base rate would be £3.87The quality bandings would beOfsted RatingFundingStaffingInadequate£0+Q1Requires improvement/ satisfactory£0.06Q2£0.08Good£0.16Q3£0.15Outstanding£0.26Q4£0.25
24How changes will affect you A tool available on the websiteCalculates each option based on a full year effectFor each setting
25The consultationAll the information about the consultation is on the SfYC website:There are three key documents attachedA word document about the changesThe spreadsheet for you to check how the changes affect youA link to the survey monkey for your response by 25th October 2013.
26The consultation There are 4 questions on the survey Do you agree to funding the deprivation rate?Do agree to the approach adopted for the quality bandings?Which option do you prefer for the distribution of the surplus funding from the flexibility banding changes?When should funding be adjusted to take into account any changes in Ofsted rates?For each question there is a box for your comments.Talk through slide
28Tracey Messer Service Manager Childcare and Business Support Childminder SupportTracey MesserService Manager Childcare and Business Support
29Hampshire Current Situation Key part of the childcare market offering parent choice and flexibility:1800 OFSTED registered Childminders1300 (72%) registered Good and Outstanding389 (21%) current part of EYE delivery3 (<1%) Good and Outstanding EYE delivery as of Sept 2013.618 children (2%) (out of 25551) claimed EYE Summer 2013Supported through commissioned serviceContract up for renewalLA budgets reduced
30Hampshire Current Situation and support offer Childminder NetworksProgramme of support for new childmindersPathways to Early Years Education fundingPathways and support for CPDQuality Practice and Play SessionsSupport for OFSTED inspectionsSupport for OFSTED Inadequate and Requires ImprovementSupport for critical incidents eg Safeguarding
31The futureAccess to EYE funding to all Good and Outstanding OFSTED ChildmindersGovernment making key changes torole of local authoritychildminders and the supportChildminder AgenciesLimited funding leading to targeted support