Posted on Monday 17th September 2018
Some providers and parents have shared confusion at which entitlements/supplements need to be re-applied for and how long children are eligible for. Here is a summary:
Think2 (2 year olds) – Families who have a voucher (or Golden Ticket during trial) remain eligible for the funded 15 hours* even if their circumstances change. A ‘re-application’ is not required and children should automatically transfer to the universal entitlement the term after their third birthday.
Universal 15 hour entitlement (3 and 4 year funding) - . Families of 3 and 4 year olds are entitled to the funded 15 hours* from the term after turing 3 years old.
30 hour* childcare (3 & 4 year olds) – Families will a unique access code will have to re-apply every three months to continue to receive extended 15 hours.
See www.staffordshire.gov.uk/eef for further information on funded childcare.
Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP for less advantaged 3 and 4 year olds) – Eligible children (confirmed via the Early Years Provider Portal) remain eligible for three terms within the academic year. See www.staffordshire.gov.uk/eypp for more details
Disability Access Finding (DAF for 3 and 4 year olds in receipt of Disability Living Allowance) – A one off grant is issued to the provider who has applied for an eligible child for a calendar year. If the child is splitting their entitlement the parent decides which setting receives the grant. See www.staffordshire.gov.uk/daf for further details.
NOTE: * the full weekly entitlement is applicable to the term time only offer (over 38 weeks). Some providers may decide to 'stretch' funding over more weeks of the year but for less funded hours per week.