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Help with childcare costs

Funded childcare for two-year-olds

You may be able to claim up to 15 hours childcare over 38 weeks for your two-year-old.

To find out if you can claim, visit GOV.uk.

Funding would start from the term after your child's second birthday:

Child born between Entitlement begins
1 January to 31 March Summer term (from April 1)
1 April to 31 August Autumn term (from 1 September)
1 September to 31 December Spring term (from 1 January)

You must meet the criteria and submit an application to get an entitlement letter.

This will contain a unique ID code that your childcare provider can use to claim the funding.

Apply for two-year-old funding

To find providers who deliver two-year-old funded places, visit our Family Service Directory.