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Following the recent APPG meeting where Michelle Dyson (DfE) spoke regarding the funding and childcare costs faced by settings, we were asked to provide 'hard' evidence from the sector. I have received from the DfE today a template document that will be used to inform decisions by DfE. Here is the content of the email:

"We wish to give providers the opportunity to provide evidence of their costs to the Department.  To this end, we have developed the attached template which is intended to capture relevant information and data in a manageable way.  Any provider can complete the template and return it directly to us by the end of April 2018. You may also wish to know that we will shortly start our annual Survey of Childcare and Early Years Providers (SCEYP).  The SCEYP is our long-standing survey of childcare and early years providers and is the main way in which DfE usually collects robust, wide-ranging and up-to-date evidence on childcare providers.  This year, we will be enhancing our analytical programme with more detailed research on provider finances and childcare costs and our contractors will be visiting a representative sample of providers for this purpose."

Please take the time to fill it in :)

Department for Education Provider Costs Template_Feb18.docx

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