Administering the Free Early Education Entitlement (FEEE)

Resources for childcare providers

The Early Years and Childcare Team support providers commissioned by Cheshire East to deliver the  FEEE for two, three and four-year-olds.

Data collection and submission

Parental declaration form – 3 and 4 year olds

To be completed by parent prior to, or as near to the start of each term as possible, to confirm the number of funded hours to be claimed each week for the whole term.

Parents can split the funding between providers; providing the hours claimed do not exceed the permitted hours.Section 2 should be completed for children claiming up to 30 hours free childcare. 

Section 4 is the Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP) Registration form; this is an additional amount paid directly to the provider with the FEEE payment and is to be spent on the child. 

Parental declaration form – 2 year olds only

To be completed by parent prior to, or as near to the start of each term as possible, to confirm the number of funded hours to be claimed each week for the whole term. Parents can split the funding between providers providing the hours claimed do not exceed the permitted hours.

Provider portal

To claim funding childcare providers are required to submit their data online, using Cheshire East’s Provider Portal. Prior to the start of the term providers submit each funded child’s data via the Portal to receive an interim payment, 70% of final payment paid prior to the start of term.  During the term the funding data is maintained, adding new starters, amending the leaving date and funded weeks of leavers to receive the remaining 30% of the final payment at the end of the term. To submit your data online:

Provider portal   

Additional FEEE  documents

Data protection

Free early education and childcare for 2 year olds

Two year old children from families meeting a strict economic criteria, or children who are cared for, can apply for free early education and childcare.

One Minute Guide - Early learning for 2 year olds (PDF, 161KB)

Childcare providers can advise parents they can check their eligibility online

The web address can be found in the free childcare for year olds leaflet below

Alternatively parents can phone the Family Information Service 0300 123 5033

Document accessibility

Contact us

Email the FEEE Team 

phone 01270 685888

Postal address:

Children and Families
Early Years & Childcare Team
Floor 1
Delamere House
C/o Municipal Buildings
Crewe
CW1 2BJ


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