Childcare Providers Funding Page

‌‌News and Updates

This page is aimed specifically at our childcare providers in Derby city and holds information on funding options that parents may be entitled to use within your settings. This page will also provide details of deadlines for headcounts and other funding-related news.

Recent News and Information


FEEE Monthly Payment Consultation

We have now processed all responses received back from childcare providers regarding the consultation for monthly FEEE payments.  We had a response back from 31 childcare providers, 26 opted to continue on the current payment system and 5 opted for monthly payments.  All non responses have been counted to continue on the current payment system. 

As the majority of responses have opted to remain to be paid on the current payment system, we will be changing the percentage split of your termly payments and will be calculating your estimate payment based on 70% of your termly hours and your actual balancing payment will be calculated at 30%, this will commence from summer term 2019.

 FEEE Estimate submission summer 2019

The synergy online portal is now open for estimate submissions for all 2, 3 and 4 year old funded children who will be attending your provision from 29 April 2019, if you do not have any funded hours to submit for either 2 year old funded children or 3&4 year old funded children can you please submit a nil claim. The deadline for all estimate submissions is 4.30pm Friday 1st March 2019.  You will receive your 70% based on your estimate submissions by Friday 12 April 2019.

 30 Hour Voucher Codes summer 2019

We have performed an audit check on all 30 hour voucher codes present in spring term 2019 actuals. All voucher code dates will have updated to reflect any recent re-validations from parents. 

In preperation for summer term 2019 can you login to the portal at your earliest convenience and check all voucher codes are valid in your spring term 2019 funding tab, please prompt parents to re-validate if their child's voucher code end date has expired, or is due to expire before the 31 March 2019.  All new voucher codes must be applied for before the 31 March 2019 to be eligible for summer term 2019.

 Adjustments spring 2019

Any children new to your provision from Monday 21 January 2019 can be submitted on our adjustment system to receive funding up until the end of spring term 2019.  Please check parents have not claimed their child's funding with another childcare provider for spring term, as if they have we will not be able to process the claim on the adjustment system. 

If you would like to submit an adjustment to us please use the adjustment form which is located in the forms tab of the online portal, do not try and add the child directly into the adjustments tab.  All adjustments need to be submitted by Friday 8 March and you will receive funding for this by Friday 22 March 2019, the adjustment payment will also include any funding for Disability Access Funding (DAF) claims submitted in spring 2019.

 Actuals spring 2019

We have almost finalised all headcount data for spring term 2019, and will update you when you can go onto the portal to check your final figures.  We have run all EYPP checks now so you can check children in reciept of EYPP for spring 2018. 


Provider Portal

Below is the link for you to access the provider portal where you can record children and parent information for funding purposes. The provider portal is also where you can complete quick update forms and staffing records. You must also inform Ofsted about any changes to your address, telephone number or email address. You can read the guidance we have put together on using the portal in the downloads section at the bottom of this page. 

Childcare Choices

Thank you all for all of your support in promoting the Childcare Choices website to parents and carers. We use a folder of publicity banners for social media to promote key dates and cut off points for families to be aware of. Please make use of this folder when creating your own social media content. 

Early Years Funding Formula Rates 2019/2020

The Council Cabinet have now approved the Early Years funding rates for all sectors which will take effect from 1 April 2019. The universal 3 and 4 year old hourly rate will be £4.23 as well as the extended free childcare rate. There will be additional supplements available for some 3 and 4 year old funded children.

These will be a 60p per hour supplement for children from a 20% IMD postcode or 20p per hour supplement for 20-40% IMD postcode and a 20p per hour supplement for children with EAL (English as a second language). 

Three and four year old children may also be entitled to Early Years Pupil Premium if they meet the criteria for this an extra 53p per hour is paid on the universal hours only.

Any three and four year old children in receipt of Disability Living Allowance will qualify for Disability Access Funding (DAF) this is a one off payment of £615 paid yearly.

The hourly rate for 2 year olds from 1 April 2019 will be £5.20. There are no additional supplements available for 2 year old funded children.

The Council have published the budget for Maintained Nursery’s and PVI’s and the budgets are on our website

Submitting your Funding Claims

You can watch how to submit your funding claims on the portal by watching this helpful video 

Take up of Funded 2 Year Old Childcare

We now have the most up to date information about the take up of funded two year old places in Derby for the first headcount for autumn 2018. The data has been broken down into wards to help identify where further work needs to be concentrated to encourage more families to benefit from funded childcare. We appreciate all of your hard work in letting families know about the Flying Start scheme and the benefits it has, any promotion you can do within your settings will have a positive impact on the below figures for next term.

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