Funded early years education
There are different options for funding childcare. Find the right one for you on the Childcare Choices website.
Nursery education funding is available for nursery and pre-school places. This usually applies from the term after your child turns 3, although some funding is available for places for 2-year-olds who meet the criteria.
- Funded early education and childcare for 2-year-olds
- Funded early education and childcare for 3- and 4-year-olds
Funded 2 year old early years education online application
Check if you are eligible and apply online.
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If you do not meet the eligibility criteria, and would like your child to attend a pre-school or other provider at two years and nine months old, you will need to pay until your child is eligible for the funding.
Our directory of support services lists childcare providers offering 2-year-old funded places, approved by Ofsted. Early years education takes place in pre-schools, nurseries or with childminders.