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Some parents have been unable to access Tax Free Childcare through their childcare accounts for technical reasons.  These parents may be able to claim compensation, and get the government top-up as a one-off payment. There is also the possibility of the government refunding costs caused…
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…
Please ensure that you submit your estimated hours for autumn term 2017 through the Provider Portal. The deadline for final submissions is Friday 18 August. The Provider Portal is the only method available of submitting your estimated hours. If the Early Years Funding Team do not receive a submission through the…
The Early Education Entitlement Parent-Carer Provider Agreement 2017/18 will be emailed to all registered early years providers from the week commencing 24 July 2017. All providers must read, sign and return a copy to EYFunding@durham.gov.uk by Friday 18 August 2017. Failure to return this signed…
Durham County Council would like to gain views from parent/carers of children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) on the existing short break opportunities in County Durham in order to understand if this is meeting your needs. We have provided a…
The new 30 Hour entitlement for eligible 3 and 4 year old children is due to commence in September 2017. A limited amount of funding is available for minor improvement works to support additional 30 hours places in areas of high demand in County Durham.…
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…
The new Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) 2017 has been published. You can find the new version on Gov.uk's Early years (under 5s) foundation stage framework page. The EYFS framework published in March 2014 remains in force until 2 April 2017.…

The Childcare Business Grants Scheme

Published: 24 February 2017
The Childcare Business Grants Scheme is now open to newly registered early years childminders, childcare providers on domestic premises and childminder agencies in England. There are three types of grants available: A £500 grant for an early years childminder or childcare provider on domestic premises…

Big Lottery Reaching Communities Funding

Published: 06 February 2017
Reaching Communities is a £200 million grants scheme that provides funding for voluntary or community groups to make positive changes in local communities for projects that help communities develop happier and stronger relationships with each other, help tackle local social problems, and make lasting and…
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