Free Childcare for 2 Year Olds

Would you like help with childcare? Do you want to give your child the chance to experience new activities and make new friends before starting school?


Free childcare for two year olds is available in your area.


Forty per cent of two year olds are eligible.


In order to apply your family must be in recept of one of the following benefits

  • Income support
  • Income based job seekers allowance
  • An income related employment and support allowance
  • The guaranteed element of state pension credit
  • child tax credit and/or working tax credit, provided the annual gross income is no more than £16,190 as assessed by HM Revenues and Customs

If you are in receipt of any of the above, please apply online at:


When is my child eligible for a free place?


If your child’s third birthday falls between:

Your child will become eligible for a free place from:

1st January and 31st March

The start of the Summer term (April)

1st April and 31st August

The start of the Autumn term (September)

1st September and 31st December

The start of the Spring term (January)


What are the benefits for your child and you?


High quality childcare can help your child:

  • Experience new and exciting activities

  • Make new friends

  • Support your child’s learning for the future

  • Build their confidence and social skills

  • Improve their speech and language

It can also help you;


PLEASE NOTE: We require a consumable charge of £2.50 per funded session (3 hours). More infomation can be obtained on enrolement to the nursery.

  • Save on childcare costs

  • Time to explore work/training opportunities

  • Take on more paid work

  • Support your child to play and learn

  • To have more time to yourself

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