We are writing to remind you that you cannot make claims for Early Education Funding for eligible 2, 3 and 4 year old children if they are no longer in attendance at your setting. This includes making claims for any periods of notice where a parent/carer has not informed you that they intend to withdraw their child.
As a provider, it is expected that you will have contracts with parents/carers of children who attend your setting.
It would be advisable to ensure that you include in these contracts, information about recouping any notice period fees (inclusive of any Early Education Funding) that you may lose as direct result of parents/carers failing to provide you with the required notice information in a timely manner.
Claims for free early education funding are subject to audit. Any claims made for children who are not in attendance for their funded early education place will not be paid, and/or recovered at the earliest opportunity.
Early Years Business Team