Provider estimate

The first payment in each term is the Advance payment which is calculated based on the information submitted on the provider estimate form. The estimate form must be submitted by the deadline which is two weeks prior to the end of the previous term. The information on the form is based on the weekly funded hours that will be delivered during the term. The payment is then made at the start of each term. 

Where funding is paid as part of the Advance payment and then not subsequently claimed for on the termly Headcount, an invoice will be raised for any overpaid amount.

Below are the submission deadlines for the 2021/22 academic year. Where forms are received by the estimate submission date, payment will be received on the advance payment date. 

Estimate Submission Dates Academic Year 2021/22
 Term Estimate Submission Date  Advance Payment Date 
 Spring Sunday 12 December Friday 7 January
 Summer Friday 25 March Wednesday 6 April

To submit your estimate form you will need the following information for children who are funded on a term time only basis and children funded on an all year round basis:

  • The total number of funded children at your setting
  • The total number of funded hours per week for 2 year olds
  • The total number of funded hours per week for 3 and 4 year olds