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Early education for 2 year olds

What does it do?

The government funds up to 570 hours of free childcare per year for eligible 2 year olds. This works out as 15 hours a week if your child takes up the childcare during term time, or you could take fewer hours over more weeks in the year.

Who is it for?

Parents/carers who have a child who has special educational needs and disabilities and has a statement or an education, health care plan or claims Disability Living Allowance. You can also access early education for two year old if you receive: • Income support • Job seekers allowance • Child tax credit and have a household income of less than £16,190 • Working tax credit and have a household income of less than £16,190 • Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 • The “Guarantee” element of State Pension Credit • If you and your partner are on a low income from work (this usually means a combined income of less than £15,400 a year after tax) Free early education is also available if your child: • Is eligible for free school meals • Is Looked After • Has left care through special guardianship, adoption or residence order.

How do I access it?

If your circumstances meet any of the eligibility criteria above, you can use our online Childcare and Early Education Finder.

How can I find out more?

Telephone: 01274 437503

Text: Text 'FIS' to 07781472076 and FIS will call you back.
Website: click here

Visit the Bradford Families Information Service webpage on childcare for 2 year olds here. 

Visit the Families Information Service Childcare (FIS) Providers and Early Education Finder searcher click here

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If you would more information or for us to send you a a free list of suitable childcare in your area please contact Bradford Families Information Service on the details below:

Email fis@bradford.gov.uk

Telephone helpline 01274 437503

Text 'FIS' to 07781472076 and we will call you back.


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