Will providers receive a full years funding for the child in a lump sum?
The EYPP will be paid alongside existing funding for the early education entitlement. As that is calculated and paid on a termly basis, we expect funding for the EYPP to work in the same way.
What if a child moves to a different provider partway through the year? Will the previous provider lose the funding?
Local authorities should only fund providers for the EYPP based on the number of hours of early education a child receives. An important principle of the EYPP is that the funding follows the child. This means that if a child moves to a different provider during the year, local authorities should determine the allocation of EYPP that is proportionate to the number of hours of early education that a child takes up at the new provider. Moving between providers should not result in loss of funding by providers as this should be calculated on actual number of hours.