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Funded childcare for two-year-olds

Passport for 2s

Is your 2 year old entitled to funded early education
Some children who are two years of age can access 15 hours of funded early education and childcare a week, for 38 weeks of the year, depending on their individual family circumstances.

The 'Passport for 2s' scheme has been introduced to make it easier for those who are entitled to access up to 15 hours of funded early education for their two-year-old.

If you are eligible, you could claim a placement with a school pre-school, a private nursery or pre-school or with a registered childminder. You can find a list of the eligibility criteria.


How it works

 If you are entitled to up to 15 hours' funded early education, we will send you a passport letter which can then simply be handed in to a provider of your choice and swapped for up to 15 hours' funded early education. You will also need to provide a copy of your child's birth certificate.

To check if you are entitled, you can fill in an application form online, or contact us on 01744 676541.