Information for early years childcare professionals
Funded childcare providers
Provider Agreement September 2018 [645.19KB]
Parent Declaration Form September 2018 [242.33KB]
Provider Portal Funding Guide [822.8KB]
School Funding Calendar 2019 [48.37KB]
Group Provider Funding Calendar 2019 [56.39KB]
Childminder Monthly Calendar 2019 [48.87KB]
Be ready for Tax-Free Childcare
Childcare providers across the country are signing up for the government's new offer: Tax-Free Childcare.
Tax-Free Childcare will help working parents with the cost of childcare, offering up to £2,000 per child per year, or £4,000 for a disabled child. Parents will be able to open an online account, which they can use to pay for childcare from a registered provider. For every £8 parents pay into these accounts, the government will add £2.
As a childcare provider you must sign up to be able to receive payments from parents through the scheme.
To sign up visit Gov.UK childcare tax service you will need:
- the unique code included in your invitation letter.
- bank account details for the account you wish to receive payments into.
- your Unique Taxpayer Reference (UTR) number - or your National Insurance number, if you don't have a UTR.
Tax-Free Childcare was rolled out in early 2017. It is important that you as a provider sign up as soon as possible. You can find more information on the scheme by visiting Gov.uk Top things providers need to know.
We provide training to Ofsted registered private, voluntary and independent early years and childcare service providers and children's centre practitioners in Gateshead. Please see below course types, dates, times and venues.
The Provider Portal contains financial and personal information so you need to sign the Gateshead Council Provider Portal Password Privacy and Data Agreement. [204.92KB] before you can access. Once we receive your signed agreement we will supply you with your user name and a temporary password for the provider portal. The first time you use the portal you will need to change the password.
The Staff Records Management and Training Guide [572.69KB] provides further information and a guide on how to access and use the portal.
Submitting a booking request does not guarantee a place on training. You will receive an email to confirm the booking about three weeks before the course date. There are often waiting lists for the courses. If you are unable to attend for any reason you must provide 48 hours' notice. If you do not attend or complete the course you will have a cancellation fee to pay. This is to cover administration costs.
Two year old checks
National Children's Bureau has produced A Know How Guide: the EYFS progress check at two,this provides guidance for practitioners on how to approach the review and examples of providing information to parents.
Hungry Little Minds
Hungry Little Minds is the new Department for Education campaign that encourages parents and carers to adopt positive activities and behaviours to boost children's communication, language and literacy development.
Apply to be included in the two year old provider directory
If you want your services to appear in the two year old provider directory, contact us for a provider application form. You must have a:
- good or outstanding Ofsted grading
- medium or low EYFS categorisation (learning and development and safeguarding and welfare).
When we receive your application we will arrange a support visit.
Once approved you will need to sign a provider agreement. Your contact details will then be available on the directory.
Support for settings, quality practice
Early education funded place parent declaration form in:
- Arabic [401.59KB]
- Cantonese [243.02KB]
- Farsi [346.94KB]
- French [323.89KB]
- Kurdish [503.67KB]
- Mandarin [275.33KB]
- Polish [346.55KB]
- Romanian [244.76KB]
- Urdu [461.01KB]
Integrated assessment and the two year check
Early years pupil premium