Childcare provider FEEE funding - Derby City Council (2024)

About the childcare provider FEEE funding page

This page is to support childcare providers in Derby city with the FEEE funding offers for 2, 3 and 4-year-olds, making correct claims to the Council, supporting business sustainability and making childcare more affordable for families.

All FEEE guidance and forms are stored in the Document downloads further down on this page.

For further help or information please email

Communication and latest updates

Government capital grant funding

Derby City Council has received new Government capital grant funding to support the expansion of the childcare entitlements for working parents.

We are now seeking expressions of interest from all early years settings to include childminders, day nurseries, pre-schools, schools and academy trusts interested in applying for a grant.

Projects will need to meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • Creates additional funded places for 9–23-month-old children.
  • Creates additional funded places for 2-year-olds.
  • Expands your funded offer: length of day / weeks per year.
  • Creates additional funded places for 3 and 4-year-old.

We have developed an expression of interest (EOI) to inform our ECO delivery plan and ensure that we are able to best utilise grant funding to deliver an increase in places where they are most needed, whilst delivering value for money.

Information to support an expression of interest

Submit an expression of interest

Please download and return the completed expression of interest form, by email, to

You must return your completed form by 5pm on Friday 7 June 2024. We will not consider any EOI returned after this date.

Register to deliver FEEE funding

Are you a childcare provider thinking about offering FEEE funding? Or would you like more information on what this entails? If so, please complete the Notification form to deliver funded places, and return to

Once we have received your notification form to deliver funded places, we will invite you along to our next termly FEEE briefing session which is held in the evening, 6.30pm to 8pm, delivered online through TEAMS. The FEEE briefing session will explain all the different FEEE offers and criteria, show you how to submit your termly claims to the council and give you the opportunity to ask any questions.

Visit the provider portal to claim funding

You can claim funding online for 9-month to 4 year old children.

We recommend that you read the FEEE Provider Portal Guide to support you with submitting your claims.

Claim funding online

Funding rates

The new FEEE funding rates childcare providers will receive commencing April - summer term 2024 are as follows:

  • 9 months to 23-month FEEE expanded hours (commencing September 2024) will be calculated at a flat rate of £10.80 per hour, per child.
  • 2-year-old FEEE disadvantaged and expanded hours will be calculated at a flat rate of £7.71 per hour, per child.
  • 3 and 4-year-old FEEE universal and extended hours will be calculated at a base rate of £5.25 per hour per child, and the additional weightings following will also be paid on universal and extended hours:
    • if the child lives in a 20% deprived (DEP 20%) postcode area they will receive an extra 60p per hour
    • if the child lives in a 20% to 40% deprived (DEP 20% to 40%) postcode area they will receive an extra 20p per hour
    • if the child's first language is not English (EAL) they will receive an extra 20p per hour
  • If a 9 month to 4-year-old child is eligible for Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP) they will receive an extra 68p per hour on 9 month to 2-year-old expanded hours and 2-year-old disadvantaged hours and on 3 and 4-year-old universal hours only. EYPP is not funded on 3 and 4 year old extended hours.
  • If a 9 month to 4-year-old child is eligible for Disability Access Funding (DAF) they will receive a one-off payment of £910 each rolling year.

Flying Start for 2 year old take up

The following table shows the current Flying Start for two-year-old take-up figures in Derby city to support your childcare provision with increasing take-up in your area.

Spring term 2024 actual data

Family Hubs and Children's Centre AreaChildren in place% take against DWPDWP list November 2023
Alvaston Children's Centre5172.970

Audrey Drive Children's Centre




Austin Sunnyhill Children's Centre




Becket Family Hub




Boulton Children's Centre




Derwent Family Hub




Mackworth Morley Family Hub




Osmaston Allenton Family Hub




Rosehill Family Hub




Sinfin Family Hub




Children out of Derby






Termly newsletters

Keep an eye for our termly newsletters which will be published at the beginning of each term, to keep childcare providers updated on common funding issues, key FEEE submission and payment dates, valid code dates and criteria and FEEE briefing session dates for new staff submitting funding claims.

Childcare provider FEEE funding - Derby City Council (2024)
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