2 year funding
Some 2 year olds are eligible for 15 hours free early education funding.
Your 2-year-old can get free early education and childcare if you live in England and get one of the following benefits:
A child can also get free early education and childcare if any of the following apply:
If you’re a non-EEA citizen who cannot claim benefits, your 2-year-old may get free childcare if you are getting support under the Immigration and Asylum Act and have either:
A 2-year-old you care for may also get free childcare if your household income is £15,400 a year or less after tax, and you have either:
For economic criteria - you will need your national insurance number.
For non-economic criteria you will need to supply evidence that supports your application.
Take your evidence to the setting and they will help you with applying and checking eligibility if you are unsure.
30 Hour funding
The parent (and their partner where applicable) should be seeking the free childcare to enable them to work. Parents must earn or expect to earn the equivalent to 16 hours at National Minimum or Living Wage over the coming three months.
Where a parent is in a ‘start-up period’ (i.e. they are newly self-employed) they do not need to demonstrate that they meet the income criteria for 12 months.
Parents must earn or expect to earn the equivalent to 16 hours at National Minimum or Living Wage over the coming three months. This equates to £120 a week for each parent over 25 years old or £112.80 a week for each parent between 21 and 24 years old and £56 a week for apprentices in their first year.
You can't get 30 hours free childcare if you, or your partner, expect to earn £100,000 or more.
AGE OF CHILDREN
Your child/children must be either 3 or 4 years old. You can apply for funding in the term prior to your child's 3rd birthday but the funding will not apply until the term after they turn 3.
This offer is for working families in England.
If one or both parents is a non-EEA national, the parent applying must have recourse to public funds. If one or both parents is a non-EEA national and the parent applying does not have recourse to public funds, you will not be eligible.
For more information about 30 hours funding, please contact us or call:
0333 305 9403
The Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP) gives providers of early education and childcare extra funding to support eligible 3 and 4 year olds. Providers are paid a pupil premium at the rate of 53p per hour for 3 and 4 year old children. Funding can be claimed for eligible children attending up to 15 hours per week (the pupil premium cannot be applied to the extended entitlement hours).