By claiming early years education funding you are agreeing to the EYE Terms and Conditions version 2.1 January 2018 493 kB.
To claim Early Years Education, use the Provider Portal.
Headcount task (1st opening)
Friday 6 April 2018
Midnight on Monday 16 April 2018
Monday 30 April 2018
As per the email sent to all 38 week providers on the 23 March 2018, an interim payment will be made by Monday 30 April 2018
Headcount task (2nd opening for 38 week providers)
Monday 30 April 2018
Midnight on Friday 4 May 2018
Thursday 31 May 2018
First Adjustment period
Monday 2 July 2018
Midnight on Monday 9 July 2018
Tuesday 31 July 2018
Second Adjustment period
Friday 3 August 2018
Midnight on Friday 10 August 2018
Friday 31 August 2018
All funding EYE claims must be supported by a Parent Declaration Form found in the Forms and Guidance section to the right of this page.
For more information about the hours that you can claim during funding periods see Headcount important dates and deadlines 44 kB.
Prepare for the Early Years Census. Ensure that all parents of eligible children in the spring term have completed their Parent Declaration Form before the end of December.
Complete the Early Years Census – all children that are eligible for funding and have been claimed for in the spring term MUST be included in the return.
EYE funding can be delivered as a ‘standard’ offer of 15 hours over 38 weeks, or as a ‘stretched’ offer of more than 38 weeks and up to 52 weeks with fewer hours per week, e.g. 11 hours x 52 weeks or 12 hours x 47 weeks.
Speak to your local Childcare Development and Business Officer to discuss your individual business needs.
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 Parent Declaration Form, section 4 has all the details you need to make an EYPP claim. When entering your headcount claim you need to include the details for the parent/carer when adding a new child; or for an existing child by updating previously entered information. The EYPP supplement claimed will be added to the payment made for any children found to be eligible.
Further information about the Early Years Pupil Premium.
Before completing the headcount for the extended offer providers need to ensure that all eligibility codes from parents have been validated in time for the funded hours to start. See How to run 30 hour eligibility checks and how to use the Expiration Dashboard.
Once the codes have been validated the additional hours can be claimed for in the same way as for the universal entitlement.
Managing the summer funding period deadline for 30 Hours codes
In order to support parents to access the extended entitlement for their child from April 2018 who applied by the 31 March deadline but received a 30 Hours code in the period 1 to 23 April, the following guidance has been provided by the Government:
Provider Portal FAQs 24 kB