Wraparound Childcare
In the Spring Budget in March 2023 the government announced an investment of £289m for a national wraparound programme, to achieve our ambition of supporting all families who need it to access wraparound childcare from 8am to 6pm.
Wraparound childcare is childcare that ‘wraps around’ the conventional school day. This provision can be offered by schools and private, voluntary, and independent (PVI) providers (including childminders and early years settings) and can be run on a school site or at another setting in the area. It should not require parents to pick their children up from school and drop them off at another location.

The principal aim of the programme is to ensure childcare provision is regular, has longer hours and is more dependable for working parents. Within these parameters, there may be opportunities where enrichment activities can interact with, complement, or support delivery of wraparound childcare provision.

As a Local Authority we have a named lead for this project:
Sue Smith – Early Years Team Manager (East Riding Day Nurseries)
Email: earlyyearsteammanagement@eastriding.gov.uk

Sue will be leading the project with the help of two full time Early Years Development Advisors (EYDA) – to be appointed. (Work is currently ongoing to employ the new staff)

The EYDA’s will be mapping the current provision and finding the gaps, organising surveys of parents to assess the needs within the East Riding, and working on support, advice and guidance to Providers, Schools and Childminder already providing wraparound care. They will support Providers and School to set up new provision if required. They will work in collaboration with our EYDA who supports new Childminders to register with Ofsted.

They will also be writing and providing training if needed to the setting on an ongoing basis.
To start this process the Local Authority will be sending out a short survey for Providers, Childminders and Schools to complete shortly.

Capital Funding for Wraparound and Extended Entitlements

As the childcare expansion and wraparound project continues to move at pace, we can now give details of out expression of interest form and associated timescales for their return.
The Local Authority have been awarded total funding £679,000 which is split between:
• Extended Entitlement - 80% (£543,200)
• Wraparound Project - 20% (£135,000)
However, this is at the discretion of the Local Authority and is only a guideline.

Timescales for the process are

Actions Timescales
Expression of Interest to returned by email to East Riding of Yorkshire Council Friday 14th June 2024
Formal Application sent by email to successful Expression of Interest applications Week commencing 24th June 2024
Deadline for formal applications form providers Friday 12th July 2024
East Riding of Yorkshire Council Childrens Asset and Sufficiency Group Monday 15th July 2024
Applicants informed of decision as to whether their project application has been successful. Week commencing 22nd July 2024

Examples of what funding can be used for
• Create new childcare places, whether via the creation of new settings, or expanding provision delivered by existing providers;
• Adapt, re-model or improve existing childcare places to make them suitable for a wider range of needs;
• Purchase fixed assets such as building modifications to enable use of space outside main school/setting operating hours, e.g., secure external access, outside lighting to enable outdoor space to be used year-round;
• Purchase new physical assets such as minibus purchase (to support a hub model of wrapround provision), play equipment (including outdoor play equipment), or tables and chairs.
Further information and the expression of interest form is available via the Knowledge Hub- https://khub.net/group/east-riding-of-yorkshire-early-years-consultation-group