Early Years Education Funding Payment and Statutory Guidance

Terms and conditions

January 2018

These terms and conditions replace the agreement EYE Terms and Conditions dated September 2017 Version 2 and all previous versions. We use the Department for Education's Early Education and Childcare Statutory Guidance for Local Authorities in shaping the terms and conditions.

Below is a summary of the key changes between the Early Years Education Funding Payment Terms and Conditions V2.1 September 2017.

Compliance reviews - guidance for providers

Currently under review.

If you have any matters relating to the delivery or compliance of the Early Years Education funding payment terms and conditions, business surgeries are held locally. Contact your area Childcare Development and Business Support Officer for details.

Statutory guidance

Statutory guidance for local authorities on the delivery of free early years education for two, three and four year olds and securing sufficient childcare.

September 2018

All providers of free early years education for two, three and four year olds need to make themselves aware of this Statutory Guidance as this is the prime guidance that Hampshire County Council will use in meeting it's statutory duty and administering the early years entitlement from September 2018.

July 2018

All English providers of free early education in the private, voluntary and independent (PVI) sectors are within the scope of the early years census.

July 2017

The guidance sets out how local authorities (LAs) and early years settings should provide the entitlement for 2-, 3- and 4-year-olds.

All English providers of free early education in the private, voluntary and independent (PVI) sectors are within the scope of the early years census.

March 2017

Guidance on what information local authorities should include in their funding agreements with early years providers for delivering early years provision free of charge and free childcare.

December 2016

Funding is received by local authorities and all providers are funded according to the Early Years National Funding Formula published in 2016.

A duty to secure 30 hours of childcare to three and four year-olds of working parents. The regulations provide for the additional 15 hours of childcare for children of working parents.