Early years funding supports the national scheme administered by local authorities to offer free early learning and childcare places to all children aged 3 and 4 and some 2 year olds meeting certain criteria. This includes the extended entitlement for working parents (processed by HMRC) and foster carers (processed by the Local Authority).

To find out more about the legal framework and principles go to the Early Years Funding Code of Practice for Local Authorities.

New childcare providers

If you are a new or existing childcare provider and wish to start drawing down early years funding for 2,3 and 4 year olds you will need to  be Ofsted registered and have agreed to the conditions within the Cambridgeshire Local Agreement. If you are interested in setting up a new provision or are in the process of doing so please contact PlacePlanningReferrals0-19@cambridgeshire.gov.uk .

Guidance and claim information

Visit the GOV.UK website for:

Select a link below to download guidance, leaflets, information or forms relating to Early Years Funding in Cambridgeshire. 

Guide to Administration 2019-20 v1.2
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Timetable and Info Spring 2020
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Information for parents carers 2019-2020
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Parent Carer Declaration 2019-2020 v2
Size: 336KBFile format: pdf
Early Years Portal user guide v3.69
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How to make your claim v3.67
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Early Years Portal how to Log In v3.67
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How to add EYPP info v3.69
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How to make your DAF application v3.67
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EYC Local Provider Agreement
Agreement for Cambridgeshire - 2017/18
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Early Years Funding Agreement v2 - 240718
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Supplementary claim sheet 2019-2020 v2
Size: 80KBFile format: pdf