How to deliver funded childcare
If you are registered to deliver funded childcare, you can access our Early Years Providers Hub. This can help you to:
- check 30 hours eligibility codes
- register a child’s details
- claim funding where you have delivered a funded place
There is no requirement for childcare providers to deliver all early education places only over 38 weeks of the year.
If you do not offer parents chosen times of access, you should work with other providers to support the parents’ needs. You may also signpost parents to the Family Services Directory to find other providers.
|Standard||Term time only (38 weeks per year)|
|Standard||Term time and most holidays (47.5 weeks per year)|
Although the standard delivery model closely follows the school term dates, for consistency and fairness the funding terms are fixed.
|Spring||1 January to 31 March|
|Summer||1 April to 31 August|
|Autumn||1 September to 31 December|
Example: if a child was born on 8 April they won't start their funding until September as this is the term after their birthday.
Further information about how to deliver funded places is sent out after registering.
You will need to complete a parent declaration form for every funded child. The form will be sent to you upon completion of your registration to deliver funding.
The form should clearly show:
- what hours are being delivered with each setting
- if there’s more than one setting
- funding ID codes
The form should also be signed by parents before the child starts their place.