Free childcare for two year olds

Eligible two year olds can receive up to 15 hours free childcare a week.

To qualify for the scheme, parents must be:

In receipt of one of the following benefits

  • Income Support
  • income-based Jobseeker's Allowance
  • income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Receive Universal Credit and have a household income of £15,400 or less a year, after tax
  • Receive Tax Credits and have a household income of £16,190 or less a year, before tax or
  • Looking after a child who is fostered or adopted