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Early Years Entitlements: Operational Guidance - How local authorities (LAs) and early years settings should provide the entitlement for 2, 3- and 4-year-olds. Published 21 April 2017. 

This publication provides operational guidance from the Department for Education. Local authorities must have regard to this guidance when discharging their duties to secure free early years provision. 

The operational guidance also includes examples of practice which do not constitute guidance but which might assist local authorities in setting up appropriate arrangements to meet their legal duties related to the free early years provision. 


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