Dear Early Learning and Care and School Age Childcare Providers,
Review and Confirm
Under the Core Funding Programme, Partner Services are required to Review and Confirm their Core Funding Application information throughout the programme year. The Review and Confirm window will open for a specific period throughout the programme year.
The second Review and Confirm window will open to all Partner Services on Wednesday, 29 March, until Friday, 7 April, inclusive. This process enables Core Funding payments to continue by facilitating Partner Services to confirm that no changes have occurred or to submit an Application Change. To complete the second Review and Confirm process a Partner Service must have completed the first Review and Confirm process. If a service has not completed the first R&C process by Thursday, 23 March, their Core Funding application will be declined, and where appropriate all funding paid will be recouped.
If a Partner Service does not complete the second Review and Confirm process within the required timeframe, Core Funding payments will be placed on hold until such a time as the process is completed. Please note, the late submission of a Review and Confirm form noting a decrease to the base rate value will be effective from the change effective date rather than the last day of the review and confirm window.
Preparing for Review and Confirm
To complete the Review and Confirm process, your Core Funding Application Module must be at status Approved.
If your previous application/application change is at “Approved” and you have an application change at a “Draft” status you must abandon the draft application prior to completing the Review and Confirm form.
If your application is at “Referred back”, you must address the reason for refer back and then complete the review and confirm process.
Core Funding Application Changes functionality remains available on Hive and permits service providers to make changes to their Core Funding Application Module. Partner Services are encouraged to ensure their most recent Core Funding Application Module is up to date and accurate, to proceed through the Review and Confirm process with little to no changes required.
To support services in completing a Review & Confirm form, a detailed guidance document and tailored training videos are available in the Resources section of the Early Years Hive.
The Early Years Team