Academic calendar 2022-2023

To help settings plan dates for next year, the 2022/2023 Academic Calendar with Headcount weeks is now available on our website.

If you are a term-time provider you may be looking at your opening dates alongside a school, if you are a childminder you may be taking holidays at various times across the year or if you are a setting open all year you may be planning a Christmas closedown.

The Academic Calendar is to assist providers but you have the flexibility to be open when you choose and offer funding across the year in a termly or stretched model.  We ask that you communicate this to parents and consider if you are open for more than 38 weeks, which dates may need to be charged for.

Whilst children have 38 weeks of funding, a setting may not be open for 38 complete weeks and these part weeks can mean that some children run out of funding. The entitlement is also pro-rata for children who become eligible in the Spring / Summer Term so their entitlement may fit differently to a child who is eligible for the full academic year.

As per our Provider Agreement Bank Holidays are NOT funded if the setting is NOT open.  Any hours that would normally be attended can be used in the bank holiday week or at another time as long as the child’s attendance does not exceed 15/30 hours in a week.

For any children that are starting school in September, their funding will end on 31st August. Any hours attended from 1st September will need to be paid for. School funding is allocated for children starting school and therefore they cannot access any of the Early Years Entitlements.