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Funded childcare places for 2 years olds

Your 2-year-old may be entitled to funded childcare in Suffolk, please take the following steps to find out: Use our online checker to see if your child is eligible: www.suffolk.gov.uk/two Read the information below as your child could be eligible based on other criteria (even if…

Finding and choosing childcare

Finding and choosing childcare can seem scary. Here is some information and advice to help you find the right type of care for your child. 

Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP)

EYPP is additional funding a childcare provider can claim for your child. It is an additional £300 per year to spend on enriching your three and four-year-old child’s early education.

Twos Count Here

Early years and childcare provider that have taken part in the Twos Count Here project have developed their provision with the unique needs of two year olds in mind. In the Early Years and Childcare Directory please select the relevant filter to see which childcare providers have…

Complain about a childcare provider

Please speak to your childcare provider about any concerns you may have with your child’s experiences, contract, payment, funding queries or entitlements. If you feel the situation has not been resolved you can: Ask for a copy of the complaints procedure if you don't already…

Help with paying for childcare

There may be some help with paying for childcare through the following: Childcare element of Working Tax Credit:  Contact the tax credit helpline on 0345 300 3900. Childcare Vouchers You exchange a part of your salary for childcare vouchers with Tax and National Insurance savings. You will need to discuss…

Funded childcare for working parents of 3 and 4-year-olds

All 3 and 4 year old children can have 15 hours funded early education a week over 38 weeks of the year. That’s 570 hours every year until they start school. Some childcare providers offer fewer hours each week that can be taken over more…

Funded 30 hours childcare eligibility requirements

To access a funded 30 hour place the family must have a valid code and the child must be of eligible age. Suffolk County Council can only fund places where the eligibility codes meet the requirements set by the Department for Education (DfE), and where…

Tax free childcare

Tax-Free Childcare is a new Government scheme to help working families with their childcare costs. Parents will be able to open online childcare accounts to pay their registered childcare providers directly. For every £8 parents pay in to these accounts, the Government will add £2.…

Childcare for children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)

At Suffolk County Council we promote equality and inclusion, particularly for disadvantaged families, children in care, children in need, children with disabilities and children with special educational needs. This includes working with parents/carers and providers to remove any barriers to accessing early education and to…