The government funds up to 570 hours of free childcare per year for eligible 2 year olds. This works out as 15 hours a week if your child takes up the childcare during term time, or you could take fewer hours over more weeks in the year.
All eligible two year olds are able to take a place the term after their birthday
|Child’s 2nd birthday is between:
|When you can claim:
1 January to 31 March
the beginning of Summer term on or after 1 April
1 April to 31 August
the beginning of Autumn term on or after 1 September
1 September to 31 December
the beginning of Spring term on or after 1 January
Yes and what's more it's worth almost £3,000 per year!
The childcare setting claims the money from the council for these hours so you don’t have to pay for them.
In some childcare settings it is possible to pay for additional childcare if you need to.
If your child is two you are eligible if you are claiming any one of the following:
Or if your child: