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Application for Two Year Old Funded Early Education

Your 2-year-old child may be eligible for up to 15-hours funded early education (also known as childcare or pre-school education) a week at a day nursery, pre-school playgroup, or with a childminder.

This form will help you to quickly check if your 2-year-old child is eligible. If they are, they can start the term after their second birthday, see below:

A child who turns 2 years old between: Can be considered for a place from the beginning of the:
1 January and 31 March Summer Term (April)
1 April and 31 August Autumn Term (September)
1 September and 31 December Spring Term (January)

Please note: If you think you qualify under the below non-economic criteria for Suffolk, the online checker will not work for you. Please take proof to your chosen childcare provider if any of the following applies to your child
  • The child is looked after by a local council
  • The child has a current Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP)
  • The child receives Disability Living Allowance (DLA)
  • The child has left care under a special guardianship order, child arrangements order or adoption order
About your relationship to the Child * Required
About the Child * Required
Consent and Notices * Required
We need your consent before we can process this Two Year Old Funded Early Education application. Please review the Notices and the statement of Consent.
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