Establishment Portal

The Establishment Portal is used for the administration of early education places.

As all early education funding is administered through the Portal; providers must use it if they are delivering funded places in schools, private and independent settings.

Access to the Portal is required to:

  • Submit a headcount form which is the termly child level funding claim;
  • Check 30 hours codes;
  • Apply for Early Years Pupil Premium and Disability Access Fund;
  • Securely exchange information with the Early Years Service.

To use the Portal providers should be an approved early education provider and a portal access form must be completed for the staff member(s) access is required for.

Help using the Portal

Step by step guides are available to help you use the Portal:

For support using the Portal, please email the Early Education Team at so that the correct member of the team can be assigned to help.

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