The new Kent Provider Agreement has now been issued and you are advised to return your Provider Declarations to Management Information by Friday 12 October, to ensure you continue to receive your Free Early Education funding at the appropriate time.
One of the major changes to the DfE Statutory Guidance is regarding foster carers. Children in foster care will also now be eligible for the Extended Entitlement, providing they meet the age criteria and meet two additional criteria: that this is consistent with the child’s care plan and the foster parent is taking up paid employment outside of their fostering role. Foster carers must speak to the child’s social worker and complete a 30 Hour application form for foster children. This can be found on the KELSI 30 Hour page.