This guidance has been produced to assist early years providers who would have previously claimed funded hours on a stretched basis to move to a term time claim.
We recognise that both providers and parents may still wish to receive their funded hours on a stretched basis, and therefore it will be at the discretion of providers if they wish to stretch the term time hours claimed on behalf of the parents attending their setting.
Files available to download
Stretched funding summary guidance session slides - autumn 2023 (PDF)
A summary in slides of the guidance for childcare professionals on our new stretched term time funding system.
Full Guidance for stretching term time hours (PDF)
The full guidance for childcare providers about our new system for the funding for stretching term time hours.
Frequently asked questions about stretching term time hours - autumn 2023 (PDF)
For childcare professionals, answers to frequently asked questions about stretch funding, the form and submitting claims.