FIS: Funding for 2 Year Olds

ALL APPLICATIONS RECEIVED AFTER FRIDAY 19 SEPTEMBER 2014 WILL NOT BE PROCESSED UNTIL DECEMBER. MEANING THAT IF YOU ARE ELIGIBLE, EARLY EDUCATION (2 YEAR OLD FUNDING) WILL NOT START UNTIL JANUARY 2015.

IN ORDER TO RECEIVE EARLY EDUCATION FOR JANUARY YOUR CHILD MUST BE TWO BY 31 DECEMBER 2014.

2 year olds who live in Wirral may be eligible for 15 hours free childcare per week, which adds up to 570 hours per year.

The funding can be used in a day nursery, a pre-school, a Children’s Centre nursery or with a child minder rated good or outstanding.

Research has shown that high quality part time early years education helps give children a great start and provides them with a solid foundation for the future.

If your child meets the criteria, the funding can be used the term after their 2nd birthday.

 

How do I apply for 2 year old early years funding?

 

Who is eligible for free 2 year old childcare funding?

Your two year old will be eligible for free early education and childcare provided you are getting one of the following:

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA)
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
  • Support through part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act
  • The guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (but not Working Tax Credit) and have an annual income not over £16,190
  • The Working Tax Credit 4-week run on (the payment you get when you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit)
  • Working Tax Credits and earn £16,190 a year or less

Children are also entitled to a place if: