Estimates Spring 2020
The portal is now open for estimate subissions for spring term 2020, the final cut off for estimate submissions is Friday 29 November 2019. We will make a 70% payment to you based on the hours you submit for the term and this will be made on 20 December 2019. When calculating your estimate figures, please ensure you are realistic with the figures you are submitting and make every effort to get the parent to sign Derby City Council's Parental Contract before including the child within your estimate figures.
Adjustments Autumn 2019
If you have any funded children starting or leaving your provision after 4 October you can submit an adjustment to us by going to the adjustment tab of the online portal, please refer to the 'Synergy Online Adjustment Guidance' which is located in the downloads section at the bottom of this page when submitting your claims.
We no longer expect providers to pass on funding as a private matter to each other after the actual headcount we will now make these adjustments through the portal, however please be mindful some providers may choose to add upto a 4 week notice period from the child's actual leaving date. If you know the child is moving from another provider you may want to speak to them before submitting your adjustment claim to us to ensure claims don't overlap. All adjustments for autumn term 2019 need to be submitting on the portal by Friday 29 November 2019.
Autumn 2019 Actuals and EYPP
All actuals and EYPP submissions have been checked and finalised for autumn term 2019, you can now check your summary page on the synergy portal to ensure your actual payment due is correct.
Time For Two's Making Childcare Affordable
We will be holding sessions to support providers with 2 year old marketing and increasing take up levels for 2 year olds within the city, the sessions will be held at the YMCA on 27 November 2019, you can either attend from 9.30 - 11.30am or 13.15 to 15.15pm, if you would like to attend one of these sessions please stick this date in your diary and we will send further information out on this soon.
DfE October Newsletter 2019
Please take a look at the DfE Newsletter October 2019 which covers news on all the early years entitlements. As stated in the newsletter can we just empasize that you advise parents to apply for their child's 30 hour voucher code by 31 November 2019 for any January 2020 new starters. The final cut of date for all new codes to be applied for is 31 December 2019.
2 year Old Extended Criteria
Some new criteria has been added so that more families of 2 year olds will now be eligible for a funded place. Check the new 2 Year Old Funding Extended Criteria to see if it applies to any of your families.
FEEE Compliance Request
Back in September we asked for providers to complete the FEEE Compliance Request Sept 2019 – thank you to everyone who has done this. We are now chasing the last few outstanding forms, if you have not returned the FEEE Compliance Request form to Derby City Council please do so urgently before the 8th November with a copy of your provisions pricing policy. This information will form part of your provisions FEEE Compliance Audit and allow us to support you with your funding claims.