Early Years

Information and guidance

Information and guidance

Guidance for Providers delivering funding

Buckinghamshire Council's guidance on "Local management of the Funded Entitlement for 2, 3 and 4-year-olds"

Buckinghamshire Council Childminder Funding Guide

Buckinghamshire Council Settings Funding Guide

Buckinghamshire Council Schools Funding Guide

Buckinghamshire Council Section 27 Schools Funding Guide

Early Years Entitlements: Operational Guidance From the Department of Education

FAQs for providers

Schools and Early Years Funding

Schools with a statutory age range starting at 2 or 3 years are funded for their Early Years children through the school budget, based on census data submitted with adjustments at the end of each term.  Children should be entered on SIMS. 

Section 27 (S27) schools are those who are operating an early years provision whilst having not officially lowered their school-age of admission via the statutory process. The early years provision will be run by governors as a separate entity as opposed to being part of the whole school Read more

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