Free early education for 2-year-olds

You may be eligible to 570 hours of funded early education or childcare per year for your 2 year old if you meet the criteria. That's 15 hours per week over 38 weeks.

The funding starts from the term after your child’s 2nd birthday:

A child born in… Can access their free place from…
1st April to 31st August Autumn school term (September)
1st September to 31st December Spring school term (January)
1st January to 31st March Summer school term (April)