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Funding in the EY (information for practitioners)

In the sections below, you will be able to find specific information about the different source of funding available in the Early Years and related data:

Funding for children with SEND:

Early years settings include nurseries, pre-schools and childminders providing early education for children up to the age of five. These settings are expected to meet the needs of most children from their core budget. However, if early years settings are unable to meet a child's needs within that budget, and the child does not have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP), they receive additional funding:

SEND funding in the EY

Provider headcount portal:

Portal opening and closing dates

Early Years Entitlement:

2-year-olds offer

3 & 4-year-olds entitlement

30 hours entitlement FAQs

Funding rates (2023-24)

EY Pupil Premium (EYPP)

Parental Declaration Form

Provider Agreement 2019-22

Tax-Free Childcare:
information for providers

Additional funding information and documents:

Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP) form


Navigation tabs

Childcare mode

Provider portal

Eligibility checker

Should you have any funding queries, please contact the BBEECS Funding Team:


Last Updated 05/11/2023

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