Spring funding return submission
The spring 2020 funding return is now open for submission; this covers the period 01/01/20 – 31/03/20. Your funding return must be submitted no later than 4pm on Friday 17 January 2020.
Please note the following.
- Please refer to the online user guides as these cover the entire system and should help with any queries you have.
- Children who appear on your return who are now in reception can simply be removed by deleting the relevant line.
- Please note this period has a maximum of 11 weeks (for the term-time 38 week offer) as it ends at the end of March 20. Any funding for hours delivered at the start of April will be claimed in your summer 2020 return.
- Early years pupil premium (EYPP) checks are carried over from autumn 2019 and all children who were not eligible are rechecked when you start your return. Please ensure that you have entered all the information required to check for EYPP.
- Any queries relating to 30 hours free childcare eligibility for spring 2020 please refer to the previous article as the guidelines are very clear. If a new code for a child has been supplied then please email this to firstname.lastname@example.org along with the old code so this can be updated for you.
- Please remember to tick DAF where you are claiming the Disability Access Fund for financial year 2019/20; you may be required to provide evidence if this has not been done so before.
- For non-schools as part of your funding return submission you may be required to complete the Early Years Census, this is a statutory return for DfE and must be completed to receive funding, the portal will guide you through this process.
The finance section accessible from the main menu of the portal allows you to see all your budget share payments for financial year 2019/20 and when you will receive them. You can narrow by funding period, however please note the submission week figures currently show as zero. These will populate when you submit your funding return, however please note any reconciliation could be positive or negative depending on your return and may affect scheduled budget share payments. So please check your finance section after submission.