Services for Young Children

Early Years Education (EYE) and Early Years Single Funding Formula (EYSFF)

On the following pages you will find all the information you need about Early Years Education (EYE) funding and the Early Years Single Funding Formula (EYSFF).

Please be aware of the following developments:

Current Government Consultation

Early Years Pupil Premium and Funding for 2 Year Olds - consultation closes 22 August 2014.
https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/early-years-pupil-premium-and-funding-for-2-year-olds

Closed Local Authority Consultation

Consultation regarding the changes to the Early Years Single Funding Formula from April 2014

In March 2013 the government consulted with Local Authorities, providers, childminders and parents on 'Changes to the role of Local Authorities in early education and childcare'. The government proposed some changes to the way in which free early years education is funded, however, they chose at this point not to make these compulsory.

Even though they have not implemented these changes they have made it clear the direction in which they wish to travel with the long term aim to implement a national funding formula for early years.

This consultation is taking these proposals into account and using the most up to date guidance issued by the Department for Education (DfE) in 'Early Education and childcare - Statutory guidance for local authorities - September 2013' to formulate the EYSFF for 2014/15.

This consultation has been developed to seek views from providers on decisions made by the Partnership Advisory Group (PAG) and Nursery Advisory Group (NAG). The consultation also gives providers options as to how the surplus of funds resulting from the changes in flexibility bands can be distributed. For each of these options a spreadsheet has been developed to show providers the effects of each option on their funding levels.

It will help us to gain the views from as many Hampshire approved early years education providers as we can. A Survey Monkey questionnaire has also been set up which you can feedback your response's on.

Please click on the icon below which will take you to the consultation.

Hampshire EYSFF Consultation

Provider Options

Survey Monkey

Presentation from provider briefings on consultation

EYSFF FAQs from Consultation Briefings

EYSFF Consultation responses

Consultation Opens: 1st October 2013

Consultation Closes: 27th October 2013

If you have any queries regarding this consultation please email childcare@hants.gov.uk

 

Early Years Education Funding Payment Terms and Conditions April 2014

These terms and conditions replace the agreement dated September 2012 and all previous versions. We have used the Department of Education, Early Education and Childcare Statutory Guidance for Local Authorities September 2013 in shaping the terms and conditions.

A summary of the key changes between the EYE funding payments January 2013 and EYE funding payments April 2014.

Signed confirmation to be returned for EYE payments to be made.

Presentation from the briefings held in March 2014.

Early Years Education Payment Funding Compliance Reviews - Guidance for Providers

EYE payment funding compliance review guidance

EYE payment funding compliance review form

Early Years Education Funding Payment Terms and Conditions September 2012

These terms and conditions replace the agreement dated September 2011 and all previous versions. We have used the Department for Education New Statutory guidance in shaping the terms and conditions. The format has changed so that it is robust, clear and transparent in detailing what is expected from Providers in delivering the free entitlement in Hampshire. The Partnership Advisory Group have helped us in shaping the document.  


Business Surgeries are held locally if you have any matters relating to the delivery or compliance of these Terms and Conditions. Please contact the Local Development Team or contact your Childcare Development Co-ordinator and Business Support Officer for more information.

 

New statutory guidance for local authorities on the delivery of free early years education for three and four year olds and securing sufficient childcare - September 2012

Hampshire early years and childcare providers will be pleased to know that the long awaited new guidance for free Early Years Education was published on 30 May 2012. All providers of free early years education for two, three and four year olds will need to make themselves aware of this Statutory Guidance as this is the prime guidance that Hampshire will use in meeting its statutory duty in securing places and administering the early years entitlement from September 2012.

 

Developing a stretched offer

Services for Young Children are seeking Providers to included as Approved Providers for delivering a "stretched offer" of delivering Early Years Education.  Any Provider who is interested in finding out more about Stretched offer should contact their Childcare Development Coordinator.

 

Two year old offer of free early years education

Services for Young Children are seeking Providers to be included as Approved Providers for the delivery of Free Early Years Education to eligible Two Year Olds. Providers who are interested in finding out more about the Two Year Old should contact their Childcare Development Coordinator.

Relevant to those who are:

1. Childcare providers that are 'approved' to provide early years education for 2 year olds; or

2. Representatives of agencies or organisations that are likely to refer families to access the 'offer'.

For information on the 2 Year Old Capital and Revenue Grant please follow this link: 2 Year Old Capital and Revenue Grant For details regarding the 2 Year Old criteria and referral process 2 Year Old Offer.