Early Education Funding (EEF)

Early Education Funding (EEF) is paid to eligible early years providers. This is for delivering the funded flexible early education entitlement for eligible 2, 3 and 4 year olds. New Statutory Guidance was effective from 1st September 2017 and updated in March 2018: Early education and childcare (GOV.uk).

The process for claiming EEF is detailed in the Guidance section, together with the main steps for submitting a headcount claim. The process is also within your Provider Agreement.

What happens?

  1. You submit data, via the online portal, during the Forecast task. This enables us to make your initial 100% estimate payment.
  2. You submit further data via the online portal during the Actual task. This enables us to pay the balancing payment to include any Early years pupil premium (EYPP), Disability access funding (DAF) and deprivation payments due.


Title Document
How to become an approved setting providing quality early learning experiences for eligible two, three and four year olds in Calderdale.
Headcount portal user guide.
Headcount checklist for the Forecast and Actual Tasks.
Calendar of the EEF funding periods in Calderdale.
Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP): factsheet for private, voluntary and independent childcare providers.
Making the most of funding for every child in Early Education: a guide for Early Education providers.
Reference guide for using the Assisted Applications portal (two year old funding).
Sample parental declaration forms.
30 hours - the parent journey.
For more help or advice on funding issues relating to the funded early entitlement and the Headcount process, please contact:
  • Username Early Years Learning and Childcare Team
  • Email fis@calderdale.gov.uk
  • Address
    Town Hall
    HX1 1TP