The approved base rate for 2017/2018 is £4.91 per hour for 2 year olds and £3.90 per hour for 3 & 4 year olds, for the universal hours and the extended hours.
Please note, some information within the Information for Practitioner section can only be accessed once you have registered and requested practitioner access. Details of how you can do this can be found by clicking here.
|Headcount task opens||4th December 2017|
|Term starts||2nd January 2018|
|Headcount task closes||12th January 2018|
|Headcount payment date (funds leave GCC*)||26th January 2018|
|Headcount payment breakdown lists issued||29th January 2018|
|Amendment task opens||5th February 2018|
|Amendment task closes||9th March 2018|
|Amendment payment date (funds leave GCC*)||23rd March 2018|
|Amendment payment breakdown lists issued||26th March 2018|
|Term ends||29th March 2018|
*We do endeavour to meet the published payment dates but they are not guaranteed. The payment dates are when the funds leave Gloucestershire County Council's bank account and it can then take up to 3 working days to reach your bank account. Please ensure that you have adequate funds to avoid any cash flow problems should we, for some reason, be unable to make the payments on the scheduled dates.
- General funding information
Gloucestershire Family Information Service (FIS) can help parents and providers make sense of information about the different childcare entitlements. They can also confirm eligibility of children claiming 2 year old funding. Phone 01452 427362 (Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm, answer machine at all other times) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 2 year old, 3 & 4 year old universal entitlement or extended entitlement (30 hours) funding payment details and the online portal
With any queries about how the funding works, how to input information into the funding portal, guidance on what charges you can make to parents and how to keep this within the terms of the funding agreement etc, contact the Nursery Funding Team (Sue Bodenham, Ben Mumford, Glynis Russell and Razia Munshi) on 01452 328668 or email@example.com. Guidance notes on the changes to the Funding Portal can be found in your gmail account.
- Business support and advice
If you’re unsure whether you can offer the 30 hours or would like advice on how to maintain a successful business model, Deborah Robinson from National Day Nurseries Association offers free business support and advice to all childcare providers (including schools). Contact Deborah on 07808 529 231 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you’re from a school setting and would like to understand more about the 30 hours extended childcare entitlement contact Liz Giles or Rebecca Jelf on 01452 328518 for information and advice.