2, 3 and 4 Year Old Funded Provider Information

Information and guidance on early years entitlement for funded providers, including the parental declaration form.

Stretching a Child's Entitlement - up to the 31st August

The following stretched offer will be implemented from the 1st September 2018 for the provision of Free Entitlement Places.

  • All providers will make available to parents the option of taking their funded hours over 38 weeks (term time)
  • Providers who decide to make available a stretched offer to the parents can choose one, all or a combination of the following options:
    • 51 weeks
    • 50 weeks
    • 47.5 weeks
    • 45 weeks
  • The cap on the number of funded hours per term / funding period will be removed
  • The maximum hours a child can access is:
Eligible 2 Year Olds 570
Universal Entitlement for 3 & 4 Year Olds 570
30 Hours Entitlement for Eligible 3 & 4 Year Olds 1140

Claiming the Funded Entitlement

Providers are required to claim the funded entitlement in total termly hours which can be found in the Term Lengths document below.

The Headcount date for the Summer Term is Thursday 20th May 2021. 

Forms and Administration

2021 Directory of Providers Application Form
Download (381KB - PDF)
Funding Agreement - 2018 - 2020
Download (1.98MB - PDF)
Change of Details Form - 2019
Download (404KB - PDF)
Code Sets
Download (16KB)
Eligibility Chart up to Summer Term 2021
Download (8KB - PDF)
Parental Declaration Form - April 2021
Download (333KB - PDF)
Term Lengths 2021 -2022
Download (342KB - PDF)

Useful Information

Providing clear invoices to parents
Download (61KB)
Children Missing Education (CME) Policy
Download (473KB - PDF)
Development matters handout
Download (642KB)

Questions About Claims?

If you have any questions in relation to claims, please contact us via:

Last updated: 16 November 2021 14:45:12