As per the provider agreement for funding free places for 2, 3 and 4-year-olds, providers should be clear and communicate to parents details about the days, times and weeks they offer free places, along with their services and charges.
Providers delivering a term time only offer
For providers claiming funding over 38 weeks (often referred to as term time only offer), the council suggests the following weeks per term. Usually there are 195 days/39 weeks per academic year with 5 inset days/1 week (not funded).
Calculate your stretched offer
Providers delivering a stretched offer
For providers offering a stretched offer, where fewer funded hours per week are delivered across more than 38 weeks of the year, the total annual allocation of 570 universal hours and 570 hours extended hours (if eligible), is divided by the providers operating week.
Weeks when providers are closed cannot be used to calculate a stretched free entitlement offer.
For providers offering a stretched offer, the number of funded weeks per term will be dependent on when your setting is open. You will need to calculate the number of weeks you are open in each term. An example is listed below: