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Funded early education for 2 year olds

Parents who meet the ‘Economic Criteria’ and are receiving certain benefits will be able to apply for funded early education for their two year old child.

Some children who meet the ‘Non Economic’ criteria may qualify regardless of the parents’ circumstances.

If eligible, the child will be able to attend an approved childcare setting for up to 15 hours per week during term-time (over 38 weeks), or 570 hours stretched across the year (over 48 weeks or over 51 weeks).

Eligibility criteria and information on how to apply can be found via the Childcare Choices website or via this link