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Early years Funding Poster Early years funding banner Parents
30 hour poster 30 Hour Banner
Images to use on Facebook and Twitter
30 hours in 30 seconds - short clips looking at flexibility, charging and starting conversations with parents. These are aimed at childminders however the messages are useful for all providers.
Guidance on reconfirming codes
APPLYING FOR A 30 HOUR CODE FOR JANUARY
The Department for Education are strongly advising parents
to apply before 30 November if parents want to receive their code ready to start a place in January. Here is a poster
for you to use within your setting or to e-mail to parents regarding applying for a code to start a place in January
Applying for a code Poster
Early Years Universal Flexible Offer (EY-UFO Guidance)
The EY-UFO is a guidance for schools and the PVI sector who want to deliver 30 hours and contains useful tips and guidance on how this can be delivered flexibly. It also has links to useful national and local documentation.
Early Years Universal Flexible Offer
UPDATED AUG 2017
Appendix 1 Parent Questionnaire
Appendix 2 Case Studies Blended Models
Appendix 3 What is a blended Model?
Appendix 4 Lunchtimes and Charges
Appendix 5 Workbook for the PVI
ADDED AUG 2017
Appendix 6 Workbook for Schools
ADDED AUG 2017
This template is for schools and PVI providers to survey current or future parents, to see if they are eligible for the 30 hours and assess demands for your services. It is designed so that you can add to it or change to suit your settings needs. The highlighted
areas are for you to enter your own details or for your information.
Childcare Works updates
The Department for Education (DfE) awarded a two-year national support contract to Childcare Works in October 2016. The project is to work with providers and local authorities on the implementation of the extended entitlement to 30-hours of free childcare
for working parents.
There are lots of useful resources available through their website http://www.childcareworks.co.uk/
Childcare Works are also holding FREE briefings sessions for providers and more information is available through their website.
Delivering the 30 hours in some areas will require schools, children centres, and the private and voluntary sector to work in partnership as working parents require flexible options. We have put together a partnership guidance to help establish some areas
for discussion when forming partnerships. If you would like assistance with this please e-mail the sufficiency team on the link above.
From September 2017, working parents will be entitled to up to 570 hours of additional funded hours, the addtional hours are in addition to of the universal entitlement of 570 hrs [570 hrs equates to 15hrs over 38 weeks per year]
The additional hours will be available to eligible children aged 3 at the start of the term following their 3rd birthday until the child is attending school reception.
Providers do not have to offer the extended entitlement if they do not wish to, or are unable to, however all early years funded providers offering funded hours to eligible children will be part of the delivery of the extended entitlement.
Here is detail of the goverments eligibility criteria
30 hour Eligibility Guidance
What do parents have to do? Parents must apply to HMRC for an eligibility code. Signpost parents to the
Government Childcare Choices website
What do providers have to do? Providers must have written permssion from a parent to check a code by using the Parent Agreement Form. Provider should check the code using Bradford Funded Hours Checker before offering a place. details on
how to carry out a code check is in the Bradford Funded Hours Checker Guidance.
Bradford Funded Hours Checker Guidance
Bradford Funded Hours Checker
Link to checker
GRACE PERIOD GUIDANCE Parents are required to reconfirm their eligibility code otherwise the code will expire and will go into a grace period for funding, this guidance
covers reconfirmation and grace periods.
Delivering early years funded places from September 2017.
On June 21st we gave a short presentation on the local and national updates for funded places from September 2017. This is a copy of the presentation which details changes in the Statutory guidance, sufficiency of places, how to check eligibility codes
and communications on the extended and universal entitlement. Please click on the link below to view
Delivering funded places
Preparing for 30 hours
From January- March 2017 short presentations were delivered by Children Centre Reach areas click on the link for a copy .
Airedale and Wharfedale Cluster
Lister Park Cluster
East Bradford Cluster
Frequently asked questions
After the event at the end of June we have put together a frequently asked question sheet for all providers of funded hours. This covers information on eligibility, payments, charges, invoicing and much more.
Early Years Entitlements : Operational Guidance
The DFE Operational Guidance on expectations about how the free entitlements should be delivered for local authorities and
providers is now available. This operational guidance is to help local authorities and providers understand in more detail the Department of Education’s expectations about how the free entitlements should be delivered.
This guidance seeks to assist local authorities and providers through case studies of how the free entitlements are being
delivered, and supports greater consistency across the country by making clear:
• what local authorities should do to fulfil their statutory responsibilities
• what providers should do to fulfil their agreement with the local authority
• what local authorities and providers may wish to do to support parents and children
Anyone who is delivering funded places should read this alongside the Statutory Guidance
Updated operational guidance July 2017
The Statutory Guidance and Model Provider Agreement
These are the documents that guide local authorities on fulfilling their duties under the Childcare Act 2016.
They provide guidance which applies to the free entitlement for two, three and four year olds, both the universal entitlement of 15 hours and the extended entitlement of 30 hours for working families.
Bradford Council will now begin work on the impact of these changes and any requirements to amend current documentation and processes.
We urge you to read the documents, and we welcome your questions and comments via this email address
Updates for Parents
HMRC Account Login guidance for parents
Many parents who have set up a HMRC account in order to access their 30 hour eligibility code or their Tax-Free childcare account are struggling to find their account again once they have logged out. HMRC have produced this guidance to assist parents.
How to access your childcare account
The Government is introducing Childcare Choices. Childcare Choices brings together all the government childcare offers for the first time, helping parents find the right childcare support to suit them.
As part of Childcare Choices we’re introducing two new offers in 2017 –
Tax-Free Childcare, which will be introduced on 28 April and gradually rolled out, and
30 hours free childcare, available from September 2017. From the end of April, parents will begin to apply for both schemes at the same time through a new digital childcare service.
The new Childcare Choices website provides information on the new and existing Government childcare offers:
Please share this with your parents on this site is a place where they can sign up to get an e-mail alert for when the eligibility checker for the 30 hours is available
Here is a suggested e-mail you could send your parents or to put onto your website
Subject line: Government launches new schemes to help with childcare costs
Are you looking for support with childcare costs?
Childcare Choices brings together all the government childcare offers in one place for the first time. The new Childcare Choices website makes it easy to find out what’s on offer.
Use the Childcare Calculator at
www.gov.uk/childcare-calculator to see what offers are available to support you and your family.
As well as current schemes, Childcare Choices introduces Tax-Free Childcare and 30 hours.
To find out more about the new and existing offers, and how they can help you, go to the Childcare Choices website today at