Delivering Free Early Education Entitlement (FEEE)

This page will go through how the local authority can commission you to deliver FEEE as a childcare provider in Waltham Forest

Waltham Forest's Early Years strategy states that we will measure our success in the following ways:

  • All early years and childcare provision are high quality, inclusive and safe and prepare children for school;
  • The early years workforce has access to support, advice and training as well as development opportunities that lead to strong leadership & governance and quality service delivery.

What requirements do childcare providers have to meet?

In addition to the requirements outlined by Ofsted, there are a number of legal and statutory requirements for which Ofsted are not the regulatory body, or do not have overarching responsibility, however childcare providers MUST comply with these requirements by law. The key areas with regards to keeping children, staff and service users safe are Health and Safety, Employment Law, Safeguarding and Finance.

The local authority has overarching responsibility for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and young people in their area. We have a number of statutory functions under the 1989 and 2004 Children Acts which make this clear. This responsibility is outlined in the Government's document 'Working together to safeguard children'.

The local authority do not commission providers to deliver Free Early Education Entitlement (FEEE) places to eligible children, unless they can demonstrate that they have an understanding of and comply with key elements of Health and Safety, Employment, Safeguarding and Financial statutory/legal requirements.

Last update: Thursday 27th of February 2020 11:40:39 AM