Yes – then you could be eligible for a free early learning and childcare place.
Your 2 year old could access up to 570 hours of early learning and childcare funding.
This can be used only at ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’ Ofsted rated childcare providers such as Fit ‘N’ Fun Kids.
This funding can be accessed term time:
These are the same as those to access free school meals.
Please note that Working Tax Credit is not an eligible benefit for claiming free school meals and therefore cannot be used to claim 2 year old funding.
Checking eligibility: you can call the office or text 60030 starting with FIS and then the benefit claimants surname, date of birth and national insurance number.
The funding starts the term following your child’s second birthday:
A number of children are automatically eligible for a funded place regardless of income, these include children supported through social work (child protection, child in care or child in need) and families within the Gypsy, Roma and Traveller Community.
If you think you may qualify, please complete the application form and return it to the Family Information Service.
Telephone 0800 587 8191 / 01872 323535
Family Information Service, 39 Penwinnick Road, St Austell, Cornwall, PL25 5DR