Early Education Funding (EEF)

Early Education Funding (EEF) is paid to eligible early years providers for delivering the funded flexible early education entitlement for eligible 2, 3 and 4 year olds. New Statutory Guidance takes effect from 1st September 2017: Early education and childcare .

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 to enable us to make your initial 90% estimate payment; then
  2. you submit further data via the online portal during the Actual task, to enable us to make your final 10% payment, your Early years pupil premium (EYPP), Disability access funding (DAF) and deprivation payments.


Title Document
How to become an approved setting providing quality early learning experiences for eligible two, three and four year olds in Calderdale
Guidance to support the delivery of the funded Early Education Entitlement 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
Stretched Offer Guidance


Providers wanting to offer the 30 hours of funded childcare from September 2017 may find the documents from the 30 hours conference held in May 2017:

For further help or advice on funding issues relating to the funded early entitlement and the Headcount process, contact:

  • Username Early Years Learning and Childcare Team
  • Email fis@calderdale.gov.uk
  • Telephone 01422 392576
  • Address
    Town Hall
    HX1 1TP