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Free early learning for two year olds - follow this link to the online checker to see if you are eligible

Use the online eligibility checker to find out if you are entitled to the funding.

You could be eligible for up to 15 hours a week of free childcare for your two year old (or child that is soon to be two years old) if your family receives any of these benefits:

  • Universal Credit
  • Income support
  • Income based Jobseekers Allowance
  • Income related Employment and Support Allowance (if you are unable to work due to illness or disability)
  • the guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit and earn £16,190 or less per year (joint income if you are living with your partner)
  • support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Working Tax Credit and earn £16,190 or less per year
    (joint income if you are living with your partner)

Children who receive Disability Living Allowance or who have left care under a special guardianship order, child arrangements order or adoption order are also entitled to two year old funding. Please fill out the online form and then make a referral. 

Who to contact

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