Apply for 2 year funding at https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk
Some families with two year olds are eligible for up to 15 hours a week free childcare.during term time. Eligible children can be funded from the term after the child’s second birthday:
Child’s birthday when your child can start early education funding;
1 January to 31 March – on or after 1 April (Summer Term)
1 April to 31 August – on or after 1 September (Autumn Term)
1 September to 31 December – on or after 1 January (Spring Term)
Who may be eligible?
Two year olds are eligible for 15 hours free early years provision if:
The parent(s) claim one of the following benefits:
Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA)
Income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
Universal Credit – if a parent is entitled to Universal Credit they have an annual net earned income equivalent to and not exceeding £15,400, assessed on up to three of the parent’s most recent Universal Credit assessment periods
Tax credits and they have an annual income of under £16,190 before tax
Guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
Support through part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act
Working Tax Credit 4-week run on (the payment you get when you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit)
Or if the child:
Has a statement of special education needs (SEN)
Has an Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan
Is in receipt of Disability Living Allowance (DLA)
Is looked after by a Local Authority
Is no longer looked after by a Local Authority as a result of an adoption order, a special guardianship order or a child arrangements order
Applying for 2 year old funding
Please complete the online 2 year old funding application form to find out if your family is eligible for funding.
You will need the following information to hand when you apply:
*Child’s date of birth
*Parent’s date of birth
*Parent’s home address
*National Insurance number or National Asylum Seekers number
This application will take around 5 minutes to complete. You will receive an instant outcome to your application
Outcomes for this application will be:
1) Eligible – you will receive a confirmation email with your eligible reference number that you can take to an approved childcare provider in Havering.
2) Not eligible – you will be advised of the next steps
3) Not eligible: Further information required – If you have selected you have a child with additional needs and/or Disabilities, that the child is Looked After Children, subject to a care order or has been Adopted from Local Authority Care additional evidence will be requested.
Funding cannot be offered without a confirmation email and cannot be backdated
If you need any assistance, please do not hesitate to contact our Preschool manager.