If you want to:
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Children aged 2 are eligible if they are old enough, and if they meet any one of the below requirements.
Either the family is eligible for:
Or the child:
If your immigration status says you have ‘no recourse to public funds’, you may still get free childcare for your 2 year old. You must live in England, and your household income must be no more than:
You cannot have more than £16,000 in savings or investments.
You can apply 10 weeks before the end of the term in which your child turns 2.
You must apply online. You can only apply for children who live with you and for whom you have parental responsibility.
To apply you will need:
If you are eligible, you will receive a childcare code online.
Give the code to an approved childcare provider along with:
Once agreed with a provider, the free childcare:
You may have to pay for extra costs like meals, nappies or trips.