Early learning for 2 year olds

Find out more about two year old funding

For information on the following, please click here:

  • What are the benefits of a funded place?
  • Is my child eligible?
  • 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?
  • 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.  

Current vacancies for 2, 3 and 4 year old funded places

The following document provides a list of registered early years providers who participate in the early years funding entitlements and have confirmed that they have current vacancies for the autumn term 2022. 

Please note that this list is not exhaustive. For a full list of participating providers please go to the following sections:

Related advice and information

  1. Funded play and childcare places 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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