Early years entitlements for 2 year olds

Find out more about two year old funding

For information on the following, please click here:

  • I am a working parent - is my child eligible and how do I apply?
  • I am on benefits and/or a low income - is my child eligible and how do I apply?
  • My child has additional needs, is a child who is looked after or has left care - is my child eligible and how do I apply?
  • I have no recourse to public funds - is my child eligible and how do I apply? 
  • How do I find an early learning provider?
  • What will my child's place will offer?
  • When can my child start their place?
  • Can my child move to a new setting?
  • Can I access a place at more than one setting at a time?
  • Will I have to pay anything?
  • What happens if I stop being eligible?
  • What happens if my child's setting stops being eligible to offer funded places?
  • Further advice and support
  • Complaints process

Choosing a provider 

For information on choosing a childcare provider, please click here.

Finding a provider that offers two year old funded places

For a list of early years and childcare settings that are offering early learning places for 2 year olds please click on the green 'View all services' button. Once in the list, you can filter by age, location and much more.  

For our latest list of early years funded vacancies for summer and/or autumn 2024, please click here

Related advice and information

  1. Early years entitlement guidance for 2 year olds
  2. What to do if your eligibility check is 'not found’
  3. Manual application forms for two year old funding
  4. Talking Album for 2 Year Old Funding (also in other languages)
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