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Free Early Education and Childcare for 2 year olds

Some 2-year-olds in England are eligible for up to 15 hours a week (570 hours per year) of free early education and childcare.  This applies to 2 year olds who are attending a nursery setting or childminder registered to accept the funding within the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead and who meet the eligibility criteria below. 

To be eligible you must be in receipt of 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 1999
  • The guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit,  or Working Tax Credit  and have an annual household  income of no more than £16,190

A child will also be eligible if any of the following apply:

  • They have a current statement of special educational needs (SEN) or an Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan
  • The child is in receipt of the Disability Living Allowance (DLA)
  • The child is in the care of the local authority or has left care through a special guardianship or an adoption or residence order.

If your child is eligible, you can start claiming the school term after their 2nd birthday. The date you can claim will depend on when their birthday is.

  • If your child's birthday is between 1 January to 31 March, you can claim the beginning of term on or after 1 April
  • If your child's birthday is between 1 April to 31 August, you can claim the beginning of term on or after 1 September
  • If your child's birthday is between 1 September to 31 December, you can claim the beginning of term on or after 1 January

Please contact the Two Year Old Funding Team at the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead for further information or go the gov.uk website

Who to contact

Contact Name
Two Year Old Funding Team
Telephone
01628 685959
E-mail
2yearoldfunding.rbwm@achievingforchildren.org.uk
Website
RBWM website

Where to go

Name
Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead
Address
Town Hall
St Ives Road
Maidenhead
Berkshire
Postcode
SL6 1RF

Local Offer

Local Offer Age Bands
0-5, Parents and Carers
Last Updated
11/10/2018

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