Early Years Update

Dear Colleagues,
Tax-Free Childcare
Click here and here for information on Tax-Free childcare and what it means to you and/or your business.
Autumn Term 2019/20 2nd Headcount (PVI School360 Providers)

If you require a 2nd headcount for funded 2 year olds who have started accessing their entitlement with you after full headcount, or have increased their hours since full headcount, please contact sophie.downing@northumberland.gov.uk by Wednesday 27th November.

You will receive an email shortly after this date when the 2nd headcount form is available in your School360 account. 

The Northumberland School Readiness Passport
Further documentation to support the use of ‘The Northumberland School Readiness Passport’ is now available. The ‘Steps to School Readiness Checker‘ and ‘Guidance for Reception Teachers‘ can also be found on The Passport Padlet.
If you are the Headteacher, Early Years Leader or Manager of the provision, please check your email address, or your school admin email address, for the activation invite. This may have gone to your ‘junk’ folder.
If you have not yet activated your account or have any queries or issues please email: info.schoolready@northumberland.gov.uk
Monthly Payment Option (PVIs only) – Early Years Funding
We are pleased to let you know from Spring Term, Providers will be able to request to be paid either Monthly or Termly (under current rules) when they submit their Estimated Figures. We will send out guidance videos and key dates in the next couple of weeks. Please keep an eye out for Updates.
Disability Access Fund (DAF)
DAF is underclaimed across the County. Did you know children who are in receipt of DLA are entitled to a one off annual payment of £615 the term following their 3rd birthday? Click here for guidance on how to claim.
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