Many children aged two can have 15 hours free early learning a week at a day nursery, pre-school or with a childminder. This supports them with the early stages of their development and to gain confidence ready for when they start school.
By completing an assessment below you can quickly check whether your child is eligible for Funded Early Learning. It takes only a few minutes and you'll get an answer straight away.
If you are eligible you need to print or save the eligibility voucher to take to any Ofsted registered childcare provider who has a 'Good' or 'Outstanding' Ofsted grading and claim your free hours. Even if your circumstances change, for example you may work more hours or earn more, this funding will continue until your child becomes eligible for the free early education for three and four year olds.
Please note that both parents may need to check eligibility separately.
Children who receive Disability Living Allowance or who have left care under a special guardianship order, child arrangements order or adoption are also entitled to two year old funding. Please complete the assessment and then ask for a referral.