October 28, 2019

This edition includes: New Provider Update Form, Estimate Payments Spring 2019, Early Years Pupil Premium, Safeguarding, BCP Provider Forum and EU Settlement Scheme.

Requires Action

New Provider Update Form

To ensure consistency across BCP Council, we have introduced a new and simplified Provider Update Form. This form is held in the Provider Portal (used for your funding payments) and used to promote your service to parents and carers.

Please can we ask that you log into the Provider Portal by Friday 15 November to update any details which may have changed and ensure those we hold are correct.

If you have any difficulties or require any assistance with this, please do not hesitate to email or call Claire Lawrence on 01202 261917 for Christchurch and Poole. For Bournemouth email or call Early Education Funding 01202 096660 who will all be happy to ‘walk’ you though the process. Thank you kindly.


Estimate Payments for the Spring 2019

The portal will be open from 4 November for all providers to start sending their Estimate Payments claims for the Spring Term 2020.

Claiming Early Years Pupil Premium – EYPP 

Do you have a child in your setting or care that’s possibly entitled to Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP)?

EYPP is additional funding for early years providers to enhance the education they provide for disadvantaged 3 and 4 year olds. Using a parent/carer declaration and with their authorisation view here and make a check.  Alternatively the parent/carer may wish to complete the application themselves. If eligible the funding will be added to the child’s portal record along with the deprivation supplement where required, boosting the funded hours income by up to £1.06 per hour.

BCP Early Years Sub Group

A BCP Early Years Sub Group is made up of Providers and LA officers. There are 6 re-elected providers representing the sector:

Amy Alderson, Tops Day Nurseries


Angela Miller, Pre-school on the Marsh


Kelly Yates, Dean Park Day Nursery


Linda Duly, Cuddles Day Nursery


Sue Johnson, Jack in the Box Pre-school


Toby Evans, Hoppers Pre-school


Your representatives are using a Facebook group, BCP Early Years Providers Information Group, that is created specifically for setting Owners, Managers, Leaders and Childminders operating within BCP,  to share information following the Sub Group meetings and seek your view.


Updated Documents

The roles and responsibilities of the Designated Safeguarding Lead and Deputy Safeguarding Lead document has now been updated and is ready to use.

General Information

BCP Provider Forum 24 October 2019

The termly BCP Provider Forum was held last week at the Civic Centre in Poole.  It was a lively, informative session with time for some essential networking time built in. An overview of the session can be found here.

If you have any queries at all about any of the content – please don’t hesitate to contact Lesley Tasan

The Early Years team at BCP are looking forward to welcoming you to the next Forum in Spring 2020. Details of which will be included in a future early years and childcare news bulletin before the end of this Autumn term 2019.

E U Settlement Scheme; Status for European Nationals Living in the UK

If you are an EU, EEA or Swiss citizen, you and your family members will need to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) to continue living in the UK. You will need to complete a short online application form. Would you find it challenging to apply online? A small team of engagement and case officers, based within Citizens Advice BCP, Citizens Advice in Dorset and Dorset Race Equality Council are here to help.

For free help and advice contact the advice line on 07761 092704/03444 111444 or email.

Early Years Foundation Stage Reforms Consultation

The consultation includes proposed changes to the educational programmes, the early learning goals and the EYFS profile assessment. It also seeks views on one change to the safeguarding and welfare section of the framework to promote good oral health. The consultation is available here and will run until 31 January 2020.

Findings from the pilot of the draft revised EYFS framework led by the Education Endowment Foundation, in partnership with NatCen Social Research and Action for Children have also been published today.

CPD Opportunities

Please check for upcoming courses

We hope you have found this useful and informative, please email us with any feedback.