Agenda and decisions

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Declarations of Interest


There were none.


Petitions and Public Address


There were none.


Questions from County Councillors

Any county councillor may, by giving notice to the Proper Officer by 9 am two working days before the meeting, ask a question on any matter in respect of the Cabinet Member’s delegated powers.


The number of questions which may be asked by any councillor at any one meeting is limited to two (or one question with notice and a supplementary question at the meeting) and the time for questions will be limited to 30 minutes in total. As with questions at Council, any questions which remain unanswered at the end of this item will receive a written response.


Questions submitted prior to the agenda being despatched are shown below and will be the subject of a response from the appropriate Cabinet Member or such other councillor or officer as is determined by the Cabinet Member, and shall not be the subject of further debate at this meeting. Questions received after the despatch of the agenda, but before the deadline, will be shown on the Schedule of Addenda circulated at the meeting, together with any written response which is available at that time.



There were none.


Early Years Funding Formula 2019-20 - February 2019 pdf icon PDF 157 KB

Forward Plan Ref: 2018/139

Contact: Sarah Fogden, Finance Business Partner Tel: 07557 082613


Report by Director of Children’s Services (CMDECS4).


In 2017-18, the Department for Education (DfE) introduced the Early Years National Funding Formula (EYNFF). The funding formula applies to the existing 15 hour entitlement for 3 and 4 year olds and the extended 30 hour offer that was introduced from September 2017.


The structure of the local formula for Oxfordshire incorporates the 2019-20 requirements of the Early Years Operational Guide. The principles adopted in the 2017-18 formula have been maintained for 2019-20, whilst increasing the base rate for providers. The rate of hourly funding received from the DfE to deliver all elements of the formula remains unchanged at £4.39 per hour.


This report seeks approval of the County Council’s Early Year’s funding formula for 2019-20.


The Cabinet Member is RECOMMENDED to approve the Early Years funding formula for 2019-20 with an hourly rate of £4.04.


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Recommendations Agreed.