Free childcare and early education for 2 year olds

If you are receiving the qualifying benefits, your two year old can access 15 hours of early education for free each week, for 38 weeks of the year. You can take these 15 hours as flexibly as your childcare provider can offer.

2 year olds that qualify can start their free place at the beginning of the school term following their second birthday.

A child born between:

Is eligible from:

1 January - 31 March

1 April - Summer Term

 April - 31 August

1 September - Autumn Term

1 September - 31 December

1 January  - Spring Term

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