Funded childcare for 2 year olds

You may be entitled to 15 hours of funded childcare for up to 38 weeks, if you receive one of the following eligible benefits:

  • Income support
  • Income-based job seekers’ allowance (JSA)
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
  • Universal Credit - if you and your partner have a combined income from work of £15,400 or less a year, after tax
  • Tax credits and you have an income of £16,190 or less a year, before tax
  • The Guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
  • Support under Part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act
  • The Working Tax Credit 4-week run on (the payment you get when you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit)

You may also be eligible if any of the following apply to your child:

  • is a ‘Looked After Child’ subject to a care order (where the local authority has parental responsibility for a child)
  • has a current education, health and care (EHC) plan
  • receives Disability Living allowance
  • has left care through special guardianship order, child arrangements order or adoption order