Decision details

Childcare Reforms Capital and Delivery Grants

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

To To seek approval for Cabinet to accept and receive the Childcare Delivery Grant funding from the Department for Education and also to delegate authority to the Director of Education to distribute it amongst local childcare providers in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Children’s Services 

 

Decision:

Cllr Stephen Davies sought Cabinet approval to accept and receive the Childcare Delivery Grant funding from the Department for Education and also to delegate authority to the Director of Education to distribute it amongst local childcare providers in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Children’s Services

 

Having considered all of the information, Cabinet noted the report and

 

 

RESOLVED to:

 

1. Approve the acceptance and receipt of:

a) £4,266,300 in Wraparound Childcare Delivery Grant funding from the Department for Education pursuant to the terms of a Section 31 Grant agreement and associated Memorandum of Understanding; and

b) £1,175,969 in Childcare Reforms Local Authority Capital Funding from the Department for Education pursuant to the terms of a Section 31 grant agreement and associated Memorandum of Understanding, for the purpose of increasing early years and wraparound childcare provision as set out in the Government Childcare Reforms described in the main body of this report

2. Delegate authority to the Director of Education in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Children’s Safeguarding and Early Years to:

a) Allocate the said Wraparound Childcare Delivery Grant by means of grants to schools and out of school providers that demonstrate a need for additional childcare places and a business model that is sustainable until the end of the grant funding period (on the basis set out in paragraphs 33 to 42 of this report) over a 2-year period (FYs 2023-2026) in accordance with the above-mentioned Childcare Reforms, in order to expand existing and/or develop new out of school provision;

 

b) Allocate the said Childcare Reforms Local Authority Capital Funding by means of grants to schools and out of school providers that demonstrate a need for additional early years childcare places and operate a business model that will be sustainable after the end of the grant funding period (as set out in paragraphs 34 to 43 of this report). Such allocations to be granted to schools and out of school providers in the proportions set out in the DfE Capital Grant LA award letter, over a 2-year period (FYs 2023-2026) in order to expand existing, and/or develop new, Early Years and Out of School wraparound childcare provision.

 

The proposed grants to schools and out of school providers meet the requirements of the UK Subsidy Control Regime.

 

The Capital and Delivery grant is to be allocated and monitored as set out in paragraphs 33 – 42 of this report.

Report author: Cabinet Member - Children's Safeguarding and Early Years

Publication date: 12/06/2024

Date of decision: 12/06/2024

Decided at meeting: 12/06/2024 - Cabinet

Effective from: 20/06/2024

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