Funding timetable for childcare providers

Claims due *

Claims paid

Latest submission **

Late claim payment

Spring final 2017

17 February 2017 24 March 2017 17 March 2017 21 April 2017

Summer advance 2017

17 March 2017 21 April 2017 14 April 2017 19 May 2017

Summer final 2017

9 June 2017 14 July 2017 7 July 2017 11 August 2017

Autumn advance 2017

14 July 2017 8 September 2017 11 August 2017 6 October 2017

Autumn final 2017

3 November 2017 8 December 2017 1 December 2017 5 January 2018

Spring advance 2018

17 November 2017 5 January 2018 15 December 2017 2 February 2018

 * Claims submitted after the ‘Claims due date’ will not be paid until the ‘Late claim payment’ date at the earliest.

** We will not accept any claims submitted after the ‘Latest submission’ date. You will not be paid and you may be subject to 'clawback' for any funding paid for that term. 

If your claim is rejected it is vital that you action it immediately by correcting and re-submitting the amended version of your claim. Otherwise your payment will be delayed.

Free Early Education (FEE) desk and computer session

If you prefer to come into our office to complete your Free Early Education (FEE) claim form, you can book a time by emailing with your name or name of setting and a date and time when you come in to our office (Third floor, Central Library, High Street, Bromley BR1 1EX). You will receive a response only if the time is not suitable.  Childminders completing their claims in the office must bring supporting documents (birth certificates and parent contracts) with them as they will be checked


If you have made an error on your FEE claim, you can make an appeal to the Appeals Panel. Errors on advance claims can be corrected on the final claim.

Appeal panel meetings:

Spring 2017 Summer 2017 Autumn 2017
">Submission of appeal 21 April 2017 14 July 2017 5 January 2018
Date of panel 26 April 2017 19 July 2017 10 January 2018

You can find more information about the full funding timetable and the appeals process in the Bromley Free Early Education (FEE) handbook.