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