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 19th May 2022. 

Forms and Administration

Directory of Providers Application Form - 2021
Download (381KB - PDF)

Funding Agreement - Coming Soon

Change of Details Form
Download (404KB - PDF)
Funding Eligibility Chart up to Autumn Term 2029
Download (399KB - PDF)
Parental Declaration Form - April 2022
Download (329KB - PDF)
Term Lengths 2022 -2023
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: 24 May 2022 15:09:07