Funded early education useful dates 2021-2022

Headcount day

The Tuesday after your first full week of opening if you offer term time only.

The Tuesday after your first full week after the start of the funded period if you offer stretched hours.

Funded periods

1 September – 31 December

1 January – 31 March

1 April – 31 August

Estimate claims payment dates

Check the Provider Agreement to see exactly what this means.

First week of September – Autumn

First week of January – Spring

First week of April – Summer

Follow on payment dates

These are based on the headcount and amendment information you have added to the Funded Early Education Portal.

The dates are, on or around:

  • 15th October for all data in the portal by 30th September
  • 16th November for all data in the portal by 31st October
  • 15th December for all data in the portal by 30th November
  • 17th January for all data in the portal by 31st December
  • 15th February for all data in the portal by 31st January
  • 15th March for all data in the portal by 28th February
  • 14th April for all data in the portal by 31st March
  • 16th May for all data in the portal by 30th April
  • 15th June for all data in the portal by 31st May
  • 15th July for all data in the portal by 30th June
  • 16th August for all data in the portal by 31st July
  • 15th September for all data in the portal by 31st August