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Information for childcare professionals working in Kingston and Richmond

Provider Portal

  

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Summer  Term 2021

Funding Term: 1st April 2021 to 31st August 2021

Portal Opening Dates:
Portal open for Estimates Monday 1st March 2021  
Portal closes for Estimates Friday 19th March 2021  
Portal open for Actuals Monday 26th April 2021  
Portal closes for Actuals Friday 21st May 2021  
Headcount day Thursdsay 20th May 2021  

 

Should you have any enquiries please email early.years@achievingforchildren.org.uk   

 

Census 2021 Guidance

The 2021 Early Years Census Provider Form will be available on the Provider Portal on Monday 25th January and the deadline for completion is 5th February 2021.   The form must be completed by all providers claiming Early Education Funding in Spring Term 2021 and guidance for completion of the form can be downloaded here. (opens a pdf)

Access to the Provider Portal

Log in to the AfC Provider Portal(opens a new window)

Provider Portal User Guide (pdf)

Forgotten your password?

If you have forgotten your username or password, or if you have any issues using the Provider Portal please contact us:

Email: early.years@achievingforchildren.org.uk

Requests for password changes or reminders must be made by email from the email address linked to the account.

If you would like to request a new user account be set up, please complete the online form below to request a username and password for the Provider Portal.

Request a new user account for your setting here (opens a new window)

Please note that this service is only currently open to providers on the Kingston or Richmond Directory of Providers.

Early Education Funding – Provider Portal Training

Session includes: how to use the Provider Portal, having the correct paperwork in place, when and how payments are made to providers.

Follow these links to book if you are; a provider newly signed up for funding for the Spring Term, new to a funding role or feel that you may need a refresher for the new year:

New provider portal training dates to be confirmed soon.


The training remains fully funded by Achieving for Children and therefore free to any providers who want to access it.


If you have any questions or problems with the booking of the session please contact AfC Training Email:  training@achievingforchildren.org.uk


If you have any questions about the content or other aspects of the training please email early.years@achievingforchildren.org.uk 
 

Early Education Funding and Compliance Training

Session includes:  Understanding types and eligibility of EEF, sustainable models of delivering EEF, working within statutory compliance, reviewing documentation and paperwork in line with guidance, communicating your EEF model to parents and carers.

New Early Education Funding and Compliance Training dates to be announced soon.

Please note - the description currently published when booking refers to 30 hours, however the training delivered will cover the processes required for all streams of Early Education Funding)​

If you have any questions about the training please email early.years@achievingforchildren.org.uk and mark your questions for the attention of Anita Board.

Provider process for Early Education Funding

If you are new to using the Provider Portal (to claim funding), use our Provider Process for Early Education Funding  below to help you understand how you can start claiming funding:

 Provider Process for Early Education Funding (pdf)

Documents

Conditions for inclusion onto the Directory of Providers (pdf)

Parent access to funded childcare for the remainder of the Summer Term 2020 (word)

Parental Authorisation Form (pdf)  PVI and Childminders including Independent Schools

​Parental Authorisation Form (pdf) Maintained Schools and Academies (pdf)SCHS (Maintained and Aademies)

2, 3 and 4 year old dates and deadlines academic year 2020/20201 (pdf)

Quick Guide to Invoices Incorporating Funded Hours (pdf)

Privacy notice (word)

Guide to submitting estimates (pdf)

30 Hour Code Reminder for Parents (pdf)

Procedure for child starting after Head Count Day (opens a pdf)

Remittance funding abbreviations (pdf)

Retaining documentation

Completed parental declaration forms will need to be retained by the childcare provider and should not be posted to Achieving for Children. The completed forms should be kept for seven years for audit purposes.