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Funded 2 Year Olds

Early Education and Childcare for 2 year olds

Your 2-year-old may be able to get early education and childcare if you live in England and get one of the following benefits:

  • income support
  • income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance ( JSA )
  • income-related Employment and Support Allowance ( ESA )
  • Universal Credit - for places starting in the summer term of 2018 (on or after 1st April 2018), or any subsequent term, if a parent is entitled to Universal Credit they must have an annual net earned income equivalent to and not exceeding £15,400, assessed on up to three of the parent's most recent Universal Credit assessment periods.
  • tax credits and you have an annual income of under £16,190 before tax
  • the guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
  • support through part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act
  • the Working Tax Credit 4-week run on (the payment you get when you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit)

 

 Born between  Eligible from
  1 January and 31 March Summer term after Easter holidays (April)
 1 April and 31 August Autumn term (September)
 1 September and 31 December Spring term (January)

 

If you have received a 'Play and Learning Voucher' or you think you may be eligible for 2 year old funding, please set up an account and apply here

If you need help with the Parent Portal please read the guidance here 

If your 2 year old is Looked After, Adopted, has a statement of special educational needs or an Education, Health and Care plan or you live outside Bedford Borough, please download, print and fill in this form

If you need any further support please email fis@bedford.bedford.gov.uk

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