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Early Education Funding and Compliance

Event/course Code EDU 19/903
Event/course type Workshop
Event Introduction The early years landscape regularly shifts with providers having to adsorb and action due to new initiatives, changes in the early years entitlements and updated government guidance.

Early years providers may find themselves engaging in funding for the first time, or reviewing the way that they offer early years funding entitlements. This workshop will help you review how you plan for and provide funded places in a way that is compliant, in line with the government’s current statutory guidance and minimise the risk of challenge from parents accessing funding entitlements.

This session is suitable for any provider wanting to set up a funding delivery for the first time, but also those who undertake reviews of their EEF models.
Event Content Initially we will outline Early Education Funding (EEF) (this includes the 2 year old offer and the universal and extended offer for 3 and 4 year olds). We will reflect on the legislation that underpins offering early education funding and ensure that providers are aware of how to offer an EEF model of delivery in a way that is compliant with statutory guidance whilst still supporting sustainability.

The second section will focus on practical solutions to implementing an EEF model. We focus on creating funding policies, fee and charging structures, admission guidance and invoicing within national requirements set down by the Department of Education. This will guide you to offering funding in a way that is compliant with a robust system able to withstand parental queries and allow you to meet the requirements of compliance support visits and audits.

Lastly the session will cover how you can communicate your EEF delivery model to parents in a clear, transparent and timely way.

The session is targeted not only at providers wanting to set up a funding delivery for the first time, but also those who undertake reviews of their EEF models and documentation to ensure they it continue to meet regular changes of government legislation and guidance.

The workshop will be delivered by Anita Board, from Achieving for Children’s Early Years service with support from colleagues.

Anita Board is the Early Years Sufficiency and Sustainability Officer and has held this post for 5 years, working closely with Early Years Private, Voluntary and Independent settings, Childminders and Schools across Kingston and Richmond. She previously worked as an administrator and support officer in a local childcare charity and has over 20 years experience of Payroll and Human Resources roles within private, public and voluntary sectors.
Event Learning Outcomes By the end of the training, you will be able to:

• Offer your Early Education Funding model in line with current statutory guidance whilst supporting your sustainability.
• Develop and implement robust systems and documentation for offering the early years entitlements.
• Communicate your funding offer with parents and carers.
Trainers Anita Board / Linda Brown
Course categories Business and Management Skills
Age Ranges
0 - 5 yrs No 5 - 7 yrs Yes 7 - 11 yrs Yes 11 - 19 yrs Yes 19+ yrs Yes 
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SessionSession DateSession TimeSession VenueMap
Session 1Thursday 11 June 202014:00 - 16:00Home Study, N/A, N/A, N/A