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 providers in West Sussex from West Sussex County Council - Early Help.

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Wednesday 25 September 2019

Free Entitlement summer term Actuals claim

A reminder that Free Entitlement (FE) Autumn term actuals claims must be submitted via the Online Provider Portal (OPP) by end of Friday 27 September 2019 (23:59 hours).

Please note, the OPP will not be re-opening after this deadline, and we will be unable to process any late claims for children who were in attendance during Headcount week (w/c 16 September).

Please ensure you check and submit your claims correctly by following the updated Actuals guidance available at: www.westsussex.gov.uk/ecsportal and viewing the ‘Provider portal – help and guidance’ document.

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

Latest newsletters

(click on the links below to view newsletters)


West Sussex Early Years Training Programme Newsletter

Updated 25 September

Headline Article: New course dates released


Children, Young People and Families (IPEH) Stakeholder Newsletter

Updated 25 June 2019


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West Sussex Safeguarding Children Partnership Newsletter

Updated August 2019

SEND Newsletter

SEND Newsletter (quarterly)

Updated July 2019


Upcoming Key Dates

Date                 What's happening?

27/09/19           FE Autumn Actuals - submissions close (Headcount was 19/9)

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

07/10/19           Online questionnaire for school readiness opens

21/10/19           FE Autumn Actuals payments due for release this week

Previously on the weekly broadcast

Wednesday 18 August

  • Spread the word - FIS facebook page

Wednesday 11 September

  • Disability Access Fund – Autumn term claims
  • Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP) Autumn term claims

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