Early Years and Childcare Broadcast

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With you, with the child. Every step of the way.

Weekly broadcast for Early Years and Childcare settings from the Integrated Prevention and Earliest Help Service.

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Wednesday 11 September 2019

Disability Access Fund – Autumn Term claims

Remember, you can claim the Disability Access Fund (DAF) for 3 and 4 year old children who are in receipt of Disability Living Allowance (DLA), if they are receiving Free Entitlement funding. For each eligible child you can receive a DAF payment of £615 once per financial year.

For further information please go to www.westsussex.gov.uk/ecsfreeentitlement and refer to the document entitled ‘Disability Access Fund for eligible 3 and 4 year olds pdf’.

You must e-mail a copy of the DLA award letter and signed Parent Declaration form to free.entitlement@westsussex.gov.uk and follow the FE actuals guidance which covers how to submit a DAF claim www.westsussex.gov.uk/ecsportal

If you have any queries please email free.entitlement@westsussex.gov.uk

Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP) Autumn Term claims

The Online Provider Portal (OPP) is open for you to submit your Autumn term Free Entitlement claims. Please note, Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP) claims must be submitted at the same time as your Free Entitlement actuals data.

 In order for a child’s EYPP eligibility to be checked, the OPP requires you to…

  • Enter Parent/Carer details,
  • And tick the consent box under the ‘Parent/Carer details’ section of the funding claim.

Please refer to the ‘Provider portal help and guidance’ document and view the Actuals help guide, step 10 for guidance: www.westsussex.gov.uk/ecsportal

For further information regarding EYPP and identifying eligible children go to www.westsussex.gov.uk/ecsfreeentitlement and refer to the document entitled ‘Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP) pdf’.

Deadline for return: Friday 27 September 2019

If you have any queries please email free.entitlement@westsussex.gov.uk

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Upcoming Key Dates

Date                 What's happening?

19/09/19           FE Autumn Headcount Day

27/09/19           FE Autumn Actuals - submissions close

27/09/19           Inclusion funding applications deadline (for October panel)

Previously on the weekly broadcast

Wednesday 4 September

  • Free Entitlement Actuals - open
  • Free Entitlement Actuals - top tips

Wednesday 28 August

  • Autumn term Free Entitlement actuals – opening Monday 2 September
  • EU accessibility regulations for schools and nurseries
  • Feedback on SEND Information, Advice and Support Services
  • Study on men in the early years workforce seeks survey participants

Wednesday 21 August

  • Online resources to support provision for two-year-olds
  • Get ahead of the competition – check your setting information today

Wednesday 14 August

  • MPLC - Motion Picture Licencing Company