Our supplements have reduced, due to the 10% cap being introduced for certain supplements. We used to get more for our EYT and it made it financially viable, to pay this extra for the "quality." It will no longer be financially viable but I can't explain further here.
The rate of £4.30 x 30 hours p/w per child (paid over 38 weeks of the year) totals £4902 / 52 = £94.00 p/w per child on average, or £129.00 p/w per child, for term time only.
The incentive to open for 52 weeks of the year and over 10 hours per day (supplements reduced) have been taken away and I think this is an important issue.
The Government wanted this additional 15 hours to get families back into work and earning but many jobs are 40 hours per week or longer, in fact. If many childcare provisions decide to only open term time and for 30 hours, then finding childcare for these workers could become a problem. Yes, this could be seen as a good thing and many providers can charge a premium for these additional hours, due to demand increasing (we hope) but this won't happen instantly, so it could be a short term problem at the least.