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Funding rates 2024-25: Average rate increase lower than wages rise
Parents can apply for a 15-hour place for their two-year-old from 2 January, which the Government describes as: “the first step in the government’s long-term plan to give working families a brighter future.”
The average funding rate for three and four-year-olds – which has the most impact on nurseries as there are ten times more funded three and four-year-olds currently – will increase by 4.6%. From April the National Living Wage will rise by around 10%.
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