Funding for 2 year olds

Families with 2 year old children who meet the criteria can apply for funding for 2 year olds. We will pay for a place for up to 570 hours over the year at a registered childcare provider. A maximum of 15 hours per week is available. Children become eligible in the funding period after their second birthday.

Apply for funding for 2 years olds

This form has 5 pages and will take approximately 6 to 7 minutes to complete.

Change an address

Please complete this form if you have recently moved to a new address

This form has 3 pages and will take approximately 2 minutes to complete.

Help with childcare costs – Citizen’s Advice video

Early years entitlement

All 3 and 4 year old children are eligible for the Early Years Entitlement for a maximum of 570 hours each year. This will start the funding period after your child’s third birthday.

30 hours extended entitlement

Working parents can claim the extended entitlement for an additional 15 hours making a total of 30 hours a week. Parents of three and four year olds will need to meet the criteria to be eligible for up to 30 hours a week funded childcare.

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SEND Funding system

You can find information about the funding available to meet the education needs of pupils aged 0 to 25 here

Last reviewed: May 11, 2023 by Kate

Next review due: November 11, 2023

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