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Current Term – Autumn 2021/22

Eligible Date of Birth ranges for the term

2 year olds – Children born between 1st September 2018 – 31st August 2019

3 and 4 year olds – Children born between 1st September 2016 – 31st August 2018

Claim period and full entitlement


Funding information for Schools and Academies

Schools and Academies are funded in termly blocks rather than actual weeks attended.

This is to ensure the full 38 weeks funding is received each academic year regardless of when inset days are taken. Please ensure standard weeks are entered on the Portal when claiming a full term.

The Funding Block for Autumn 2021/22 is 14 weeks.

Please Note: the correct number of weeks should be entered for late starters and early leavers.

If you are offering the universal entitlement, you should claim a maximum of:

  • 15 hours / week x 14 weeks = 210 hours

If you are offering the extended entitlement to eligible children, you should claim a maximum of:

  • 15 hours / week x 14 weeks = 210 hours

Funding Rates

The rates that funding will be paid at can be found on the Forms and Guidance section.

Key deadlines and payment dates

Autumn Term available on Provider PortalFriday 2nd July 2021
30 Hour Code Parent Application DeadlineMonday 31st August 2021
Estimate Deadline for Advance PaymentThursday 2nd September 2021
Advance PaymentsThursday 16th September 2021
Headcount DayThursday 16th September 2021
Headcount DeadlineFriday 24th September 2021
Late Advance PaymentsThursday 7th October 2021
Spring Term Information PublishedWeek commencing 25th October 2021
Portal Edits DeadlineFriday 12th November 2021
Headcount PaymentsThursday 25th November 2021
Late Starter PaymentsThursday 16th December 2021

Statutory Compliance

In order to receive funding you must abide by the Early Education and Childcare Statutory Guidance and the SMBC Provider Agreement.

For information on the claiming process for this term please click here.