Registered providers of free early education funding can find links below to documentation and guidance about providing free early education and childcare entitlement for two, three and four year-olds:
Early Education and Childcare Statutory Guidance for Local Authorities relates to providing free early education for three and four year-olds, and sufficient childcare for working parents.
Early Education Operational Guidance - this document describes how the statutory guidance (above) should be implemented at local authority and provider level, with examples and scenarios to illustrate specific points.
DfE Frequently Asked Questions - some common queries in relation to the statutory guidance, with further clarification.
Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) sets standards for the learning, development and care of children from birth to five.
Disability Access Fund (DAF) - from April 2017, new funding to support children with disabilities or SEN. The DAF aids access to early years places by, for example, supporting providers in making reasonable adjustments to their settings and/or helping with building capacity (be that for the child in question or for the benefit of children as a whole attending the setting).
Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP) - if you have disadvantaged 3 and 4 year olds at your setting you may be eligible for the early years pupil premium.
For more information or guidance, please email firstname.lastname@example.org