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 1 June 2020

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)

Summer 20/21

30/3/20 to 30/08/20

 

Portal opens

24/2/20 

Term-time only funding

13 weeks*

 

Stretched offer funding

up to 22 weeks

 

6 to 19 Apr

 

25 to 31 May

 

21 Jul to 30 Aug 

Estimate claims 

18/3/20

Balance claims

6/5/20

Adjustments

7/10/20

 

Autumn 20/21

31/8/20 to 27/12/20

 

Portal opens

1/6/20

Term-time only funding

14 weeks*

 

Stretched offer funding

up to 16 weeks 

(one week not covered)* 

 

31 Aug to 2 Sep

 

26 Oct to 1 Nov

 

 21 to 27 Dec 

 

Estimate claims 

19/8/20

Balance claims

7/10/20

Adjustments

27/1/21

 

 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

5/5/21

 

 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 

17/3/21

Balance claims

5/5/21

Adjustments

6/10/21

 

 * 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 

email: earlyeducation.fundingteam@bcpcouncil.gov.uk

Poole 

email: childcare@bcpcouncil.gov.uk