||<p>In January 2018, 154,960 two year olds benefitted from funded early education,
representing 72% of the eligible population. Local authority breakdowns are available
in Tables 1A and 8LA of the ‘Education provision: children under 5 years of age, January
2018’ national statistics release, which is available here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/education-provision-children-under-5-years-of-age-january-2018"
2019 national statistics release, covering the position in January 2019, will be published
in June 2019.</p>