Two year old funding

Your two year old children will be eligible for a free childcare place if you are in receipt of one of the following benefits:

  • Working Tax Credit and earn no more than £16,190 a year.
  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA)
  • Income-based Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
  • Child Tax Credit and have an annual income not over £16,190
  • Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
  • Support under Part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The Working Tax Credit 4-week run on (the payment received when a claimant stops qualifying for Working Tax Credit)
Also, the following children are eligible regardless of parental income:
  • Are looked after by the local authority (e.g. foster care)
  • Have left care through special guardianship, adoption or residence order
  • Receive Disability Living Allowance (DLA) or have a statement of special educational needs/education, health or care plan