The Early Years Eligibility Checker has been replaced with the My Early Learning eligibility checking system. This is the system through which eligibility checks can be completed, for both two year old places and Early Years Pupil Premium.
Please ensure that you embed this into your standard admissions process for new children.
A guide on how to perform eligibility checks for free childcare entitlement via the Early Years Checker and a sample eligibility letter produced by the system can be downloaded from the documents link below.
Validating two year old eligibility codes
The New Early Years Checker generates eligibility letters that a parent/carer can download after they have performed their eligibility check. Please ask the parent to provide you with the letter produced by the Early Years Checker as the proof of child’s eligibility. You can find the eligibility code on the letter produced by the Early Years Checker system (sample letter can be downloaded below).
There is no need to validate the code on the letter. The letter itself is a proof of child’s eligibility for the FEEE for two year olds. Please keep the letter/copy of the letter for your records. You will still need to enter the code to your termly headcount returns to receive the funding.
Manually generated Codes (starting 'LBWF')
Families without internet access or who are eligible under one of the non-income based criteria (e.g. looked after children or children with a SEN plan) can contact the Childcare Team and be provided with a manually generated code. You can only validate these codes by contacting us on email@example.com or 0208 496 3566.
My Early Learning codes (starting 'AF')
It is not possible to validate the AF codes on myearlylearning.co.uk anymore as the website is not live. Please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org or 0208 496 3566 in order to validate any AF codes.