Early Education Timeline The provider timeline gives a detailed overview of the termly funding process to support providers in planning and budgeting for the term. This includes all actions providers must take to make funding claims and receive payment. It also highlights the application cut off dates for 2 year old funding. Click on the provider type below to view the relevant information Private, Volunatry & Independant (PVI)For example: private day nursery, childminder or pre-school School NurseryFor example: nursery class of a maintained primary school. Frequently Asked Questions: Can the headcount be submitted before headcount day? No. The 'Claim Period' opens on the termly headcount day and closes 2 weeks later. It is advisable that the headcount is submitted as soon as possible to allow enough time for the information to be checked. What happens if a submission date on the timeline is missed? If a headcount or (where applicable) a mid term joiner is not submitted by the deadline date, there will be no other opportunity to make a claim for funding that term. If you have a problem completing a submission on The Portal contact the Early Education Team immediatley, before the deadline. Will the dates on the timeline change? It is very ulikely the dates on the timeline will need to change. Providers will be notified of any changes. It is advisable that this page is added to 'favourites' so that the most recent version of the timeline is always available.