A Government funded 2 year old place is available for families receiving some forms of financial support. Once eligibility is confirmed eligibility will remain until school the child attends school even if the family's circumstances change.
If you are eligible, your child will receive:● A total of 570 hours per year● This can be used flexibly with one or more childcare provider● The hours is often referred to as 15 hours as the 570 hours is funded primarily over 38 weeks - term time. ● Some providers will allow you to ‘stretch’ the hours over 52 weeks, using fewer hours per week
Your 2-year-old can get free early education and childcare if you live in England and get one of the following benefits:
● Income Support● Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA)● Income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)● Universal Credit - if you and your partner have a combined income from work of £15,400 or less a year, after tax● Tax credits and you have an income of £16,190 or less a year, before tax● The guaranteed element of State Pension Credit● Support through part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act● The Working Tax Credit 4-week run on (the payment you get when you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
A child can also get free early education and childcare if any of the following apply:
● They’re looked after by a local council● They have a current statement of special education needs (SEN) or an education, health and care (EHC) plan● They get Disability Living Allowance● They’ve left care under a special guardianship order, child arrangements order or adoption order● Children of Zambrano Carers● Children of families with no recourse to public funds with a right to remain in the UK on the grounds of private and family life under Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights;● Children of a subset of failed asylum seekers (supported under section 4 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 – ‘the 1999 Act’).