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Registering to deliver funded entitlements for 2-, 3- and 4-year-olds

Registering to deliver funded entitlements for 2-, 3- and 4-year-olds

Thank you for your interest to register for the delivery of Early Education Funding for 2-, 3- and 4-year-olds.

To proceed with your registration, complete the following steps:

  1. read the City of York Provider Agreement which details how to comply with the requirements and expectations for providers delivering the Funded Entitlement (FE)
  2. read the Department for Education (DfE) statutory and operational guidance documents. The Local Authority has a duty to ensure that all providers delivering the funded entitlement fully meet the requirements set out in the DfE Early education and childcare - Statutory guidance for local authorities and the DfE's Early Years Entitlements: operational guidance which is intended to help local authorities and providers understand in more detail DfE's expectations about how the free entitlements for 2-, 3- and 4-year-olds should be delivered
  3. read the website pages that have more information about each of the early years entitlements and funding streams
  4. if you're happy to proceed, complete the Provider Declaration form and return by email: [email protected]

Once your application has been received, the following process will take place:

  1. the Early Years Funding Team will process your application and you'll receive a confirmation letter which will include login details to allow you to access the online funding portal to submit your claims. You'll also receive a step-by-step guide on how to use the funding portal and submit your funding claims and termly sufficiency data
  2. you'll be allocated an Early Years Quality Improvement Adviser who will visit your setting and provide ongoing support in developing your provision to ensure that it is operating to the required standards
  3. you can then commence delivery of the Early Education Places from the start of the following school term
  4. Ofsted will carry out an inspection of your setting

The Early Years Funding Team provide advice and training about the processes involved in claiming the 2-, 3- and 4-year-old funded entitlements.

The Early Years Quality Improvement team can provide advice and training on the Early Years Foundation Stage, Special Education Needs and Disabilities, vulnerable and disadvantaged children, effective safeguarding and child protection. Support is prioritised to childcare providers who are judged less than ‘good’ to improve the overall effectiveness of provision.

Further recommended reading material which you may find useful:

  • Special Educational Needs and Disability Code of Practice: 0 to 25 years – September 2014
  • Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage – April 2017
  • Development Matters in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) – September 2012 – This non-statutory guidance material supports practitioners in implementing the statutory requirements of the EYFS.
  • A Know How Guide – The EYFS progress check at age two (Foundation Years) – September 2012