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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 has an Education, Health and Care Plan prepared under section 37 of the Children and Families Act 2014.
  • The child is in receipt of Disability Living Allowance under section 71 of the Social Security and Contributions and Benefits Act 2014.
  • The child is looked after by a local authority (under section 22(1) of the Children Act 1989) or by a local authority in Wales within the meaning given by section 74(1) of the Social Services and Wellbeing (Wales) Act 2014.
  • The child has been, but is no longer looked after by the local authority as a result of an adoption order, a special guardianship order or a child arrangements order (within the meaning of section 8(1) of the Children Act 1989 or section 74(1) of the Social Services and Wellbeing (Wales) Act 2014).
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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