Sign up to deliver 2, 3 & 4 year old funding
If you’re reading this, we hope that you are considering delivering early education funding. *Providers who are registered on the Ofsted Early Years register or are exempt from registration as delivering via school run provision and hold the appropriate Ofsted grading (including those awaiting their first inspection) can apply to deliver funding for eligible 2, 3 & 4 year olds. Further information can be found in the Guidance and Requirements of Early Education Funding for 2, 3 & 4 year olds which is available to download on this page for your information. The Guidance and Requirements also outlines the full requirements that all providers must meet when delivering early education funded places.
Your childcare business will be funded by the Local Authority to deliver the early education funded hours free to parents and you will be funded at £4.15 per hour for 3 and 4 year old places and £5.45 per hour for 2 year old places. Parents must be provided with the hours free at your setting however any additional hours / sessions and sundries e.g. food and nappies accessed after the funded entitlement can be charged at your standard rates.
If after reading this you would like to sign up to deliver the funding please let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
In order to deliver the early education funded places providers must complete a Provider Agreement (example available to view in the download section), once you are happy to proceed an online link can be emailed to you for completion. Once the Funding Team have received your completed Provider Agreement, they can set you up on the systems as soon as possible. For further information and guidance on the early education funding please use the downloads and links on this page.
Please note that you will be required to complete the funding claim process online via a Provider Portal and therefore will need to ensure you have adequate IT equipment and internet access.
*Providers includes preschools, nurseries, childminders & school run provision