Services for Young Children

Early Years Education Funding

By claiming early years education funding you are agreeing to the Early Years Education Funding Payment Terms and Conditions V1.2 dated 1 September 2016.

For claiming Early Years Education from 1 September, use the new Provider Portal .

The guidance for submitting claims using the new Provider Portal: Provider Portal Guidance Microsoft Word 2MB.

Guidance for submitting Headcount amendment claims via the Portal: Amendment Provider Portal Guidance.  Download Adobe Reader to view this PDF 458kB

The autumn headcount amendment task has been issued. Deadline for submission - midnight 6 November 2016.

All claims must be supported by a Parent Declaration Form.

The new Parent Declaration form for September 2016 is now available - see EYE and EYPP forms and guidance section on the right hand side of this page.

If you have already used the existing Parent Declaration Form for the autumn claims, do not worry as these can still be accepted as evidence that you have permission from parents to claim Early Years Education funding for their child.

The maximum hours for a standard claim for the autumn funding period is 210 hours

Don't forget that EYE funding is only for 38 weeks x 15 hours and it is your responsibility to ensure claim totals for children do not exceed 570 hours per child's eligibility birthday year. If always the maximum available claim for standard hours across the year, this will add up to 39 weeks x 15 hours which will exceed the maximum available.

The maximum hours for a stretched claim for the autumn funding period is 207 hours

This is 11 hours per week x 18 weeks plus 9 spare hours that parents may wish to take in total this funding period. If your stretch offer is more than 11 hours per week and adds up to more than 207 hours this funding period please contact your local office.

For more information about the hours you can claim for the following funding periods

See Headcount important dates and deadlines 2016 Microsoft Word 43kB.

Working out how many hours you can claim

Additional tool to help calculate your claim - standard Microsoft Excel 13kB and stretched Microsoft Excel 13kB.

Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP) for EYE eligible 3 and 4 year olds

You will have collected the required information you will need in order to make an EYPP claim with your Headcount claim. This information will either be on an EYPP voluntary registration form or the parent/ guardian will have completed part 4 of the new Parent Declaration Form. Please enter these details when adding a new child. For an existing child, if you have new parent/carer details you can add these to the child's record.

We will be able to run the necessary checks and make sure your receive the EYPP funding that you are entitled to for these children.

For more information about the Early Years Pupil Premium.

2 year old claims

You are responsible for ensuring that 2 year old claims are only made for eligible children. Parents must provide you with evidence of eligibility usually through a reference number. Details on how you secure information on the eligibility of children from another local authority area can be found in the following document: Cross Border Information

The autumn headcount amendment task has been issued. Deadline for submission - midnight 6 November 2016.

Providing we have received a complete and correct claim, payments will be made by Friday 18 November 2016.

If you do not submit your headcount claim by 6 November we will not be able to make a payment to you by 18 November. The next payment date is 30 December after you are issued a further amendment task for your in period claims.

In Period Amendment task (previously in period claims)

All claims must be supported by a Parent Declaration Form.

The in period adjustment task will be issued at half term. You will then be able to include any children missed from the main headcount claim and any new starters.

If you have any queries about your setting's EYE funding claim please contact the Information Support Team at or 01962 847070, or contact your SfYC local office.