Eligibility checking for private, voluntary and independent providers

This includes day nurseries, pre-school playgroups, nursery units of independent schools and childminders.

We will check each child's eligibility using the parent’s national insurance number, date of birth and surname. This information is collected on the Early Years Parent Declaration Form that parents are required to complete when they are claiming a free early years place. Providers do not have to do these checks.

An initial eligibility check is carried out when the child starts their funded 3 and 4 year old place.  An annual check will then be completed at the start of every academic year.   

The total amount of EYPP funding due for the term will be paid to providers with the balancing payment. The dates these payments are due can be found in Important Dates 2017/18. Providers will receive one email for all children indicating who is eligibile for the funding.