Autumn Term  2020
Funding Term: 1st September  2020 - 31st December  2020

Portal Opening Dates:

Portal open for actuals - Monday 7th September 2020

Portal closes for actuals  - Monday 9th November 2020 @ 9am

Headcount day is Thursday 5th November 2020

Should you have any concerns please email   

Access to the Provider Portal

Log in to the AfC Provider Portal here

Download the Provider Portal User Guide here

Forgotten your password?

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


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 Google form) 

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 Autumn Term, new to a funding role or feel that you may need a refresher for the new year.

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.

No dates available

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 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 (opens a pdf)


Conditions for inclusion onto the Directory of Providers (opens a pdf)

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

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

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

2, 3 and 4 year old dates and deadlines academic year 2019/2020  (opens a pdf)

Quick Guide to Invoices Incorporating Funded Hours (opens a pdf)

Privacy notice (opens a word doc)

End of Term Funding Process (opens a pdf)

30 Hour Code Reminder for Parents (opens a pdf)

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

Remittance funding abbreviations (opens a 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.