Early Education Funding Forms for Practitioners

Forms and guides for child care practitioners to use when claiming Early Education Funding for two, three and four year olds.

Early Years Funding from January 2021

FAQs

Parent declaration forms:

BCP Council - Parent Declaration Form - Word Version

BCP Council - Parent Declaration Form - PDF

BCP Council - Parent Declaration Form Continuity Sheet - Word Version

BCP Council - Parent Declaration Form Continuity Sheet - PDF

Please also view our:

Early Education Funding timetable for claiming
Funding periodFunding claimsSchool holiday 
dates
Portal closes
(Midnight)

Spring

20/21

28/12/20 to 28/3/21

 

Portal opens

2/11/20 

Term-time only funding

11 weeks*

 

Stretched offer funding

up to 13 weeks

 

28 Dec to 3 Jan

 

 

 

15 to 21 Feb 

Estimate claims 

9/12/20

Balance claims

27/1/21

Adjustments

9/5/21

 

Summer 21/22

29/3/21 to 29/8/21

 

Portal opens

22/2/21

Term-time only funding

13 weeks*

 

Stretched offer funding

up to 22 weeks 

 

2 to 18 Apr

 

31 May to 6 Jun

 

 26 Jul to 29 Aug 

 

Estimate claims 

14/3/21

Balance claims

9/5/21

Adjustments

3/10/21

 

Autumn

21/22

30/8/21 to 2/1/22

 

Portal opens

31/5/21

Term-time only funding

14 weeks*

 

Stretched offer funding

up to 16 weeks 

(one week not covered)*  

 

30 Aug to 2 Sep

 

25 to 31 Oct 

 

20 Dec to 2 Jan 

Estimate claims 

15/8/21

Balance claims

3/10/21

Adjustments

23/1/22

 

 Spring 21/22

3/1/22 to 3/4/22

 

Portal Opens

1/11/21

Term-time only funding

11 weeks*

 

Stretched offer funding

up to 13 weeks 

 

 

 

21 to 27 Feb

 

 

 

Estimate claims 

5/12/21

Balance claims

23/1/22

Adjustments

1/5/22

 

 * It is the providers choice which week/s are not covered for each funding period.

Please find the pdf version of the timetable here.

Queries about claiming Early Education Funding

If you have any queries regarding claiming two, three or four year old Early Education Funding, please contact your local funding team:

Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole:

email: earlyeducation.fundingteam@bcpcouncil.gov.uk