EligibilityBefore applying, please read the guidance about the qualifying criteria and start dates. Free early learning is only available from the term following a child’s second birthday and you should not submit an application until your child reaches 21 months of age.
Important note: Use of this online eligibility checker is intended for Lambeth families. You must apply for two year old free early learning through your own local authority, even if you intend to access your funded childcare placement at a childcare provider based in the London Borough of Lambeth.
How to applyThe parent/carer who is claiming the benefit must complete the application.
In order to apply you will need the following information:
If you need additional help with completing this application, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
To begin using the Parent Portal, create an account using the 'Sign In or Create Account' link which can be found on the upper left side of this page. Select 'Create Account' if you are a new user or enter your email address and password if you have already registered your details.
If you are using a tablet/smartphone, access the menu item 'Sign In or Create Account' using the menu in the top right hand corner.
Current issue relating to icloud email accounts
The portal is currently unable to send emails to certain email addresses including those from @icloud accounts. If you do not receive a verification email after you have created an account, then please report this to the Families Information Service at email@example.com for assistance.
Use of your information
In completing a two year old funding application form you agree that the information provided will be used to check your eligibility and process your application, including the receipt of notifications electronically.