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The Early Years Census is due to take place on Thursday 18 January 2018. Completion of the Census is mandatory for providers who have registered to provide funded places for children aged 2, 3 and 4 years. This will include all private, voluntary and independent…
The Spring term is now open on the Provider Portal on up to and including 4 December 2017, for all registered settings to import their expected estimated hours per week for the Spring term 2017/18. This will enable the Early Years Funding Team to process…
Find out about the SEND Promise for County Durham - a children and young people's charter for SEND covering education, health, activities, employment and more.
From Thursday 5 October 2017 parents will be able to check whether they are eligible to apply for 15 hours free play and learn through our new Parent Portal. Parents will submit their information and find out straight away whether they are eligible. They will…
Durham Employment & Skills can help you back into work and to improve your career by gaining the skills that local businesses really need. Interested? Contact us and we'll see how we can help.Email DES@durham.gov.uk call 03000 266 644 or visit www.durham.gov.uk/des
We have created flowcharts to help you with the process the first looks at dealing with parents and offering places, the second with how to register to offer the funded places! 30 hours funded childcare for 3 and 4 year olds – funding process guide…
For the attention of schools and PVI Group based childcare providers. As you will be aware the new 30 Hour entitlement for eligible 3 and 4 year old children is due to commence in September 2017. Further details of eligibility and frequently asked questions are…
Some parents will receive a temporary eligibility code when they apply for the 30 hours free childcare, see attached from the DfE for the background. Please verify these codes as normal through the Synergy Provider Portal. The parent will get a new permanent code when…

Golden Tickets for two year olds

Published: 21 January 2016
Has your family received a golden ticket?  A targetted mail out has taken place sending golden tickets to all families with children that are eligible for a free play and learn place.  The free 15 hours can be taken in with a Childminder, School or…
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