Free Childcare for 2 Year Olds
The online checker only checks against benefits/income related elements of the eligibility criteria for a free childcare place for a two year old, it does not check against the following non-income based criteria, children who:
- have a current statement of Special Educational Needs (SEN) or an Education, Health and Care Plan
- attract Disability Living Allowance
- have left care under a Special Guardianship Order, a Child Arrangements Order which specifies with whom the child lives or an Adoption Order
- are looked after by a local Council.
If you believe you meet any of these non-income based criteria and your child is in a childcare setting then please speak with your childcare provider who will be able to confirm your eligibility upon receipt of your supporting documentation. If you believe you meet any of these non-income based criteria for a free childcare place for a two year old and your child is not already in a childcare setting, please contact the Families Information Team on 01325 406222 (option 7) or by e-mailing [email protected]. They will then be able to confirm whether you are eligible and provide you with the supporting documentation to enable you to approach your chosen childcare provider to request your free place.
Please note that to run a check the online system will require the parent/carer’s national insurance number. If you are a childcare provider or a school and are using the online checker on behalf of the parent/carer, you will need their consent to run this check.