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Two Year Olds Funded Places

If you are eligible for 2 year old 15 hour funded place please visit the Hammersmith and Fulham website and view the relevant page on the Family Information Service link below:

Who is eligible?
If you have a two-year-old and are on a low household income, you may be entitled to receive 15 hours free childcare a week (total 570 hours a year), 38 weeks of the year.

If you meet the qualifying criteria below, your child will become eligible from the term after their second birthday.  This entitlement is available in the term after an eligible child’s 2nd birthday. You should be able to keep your child at your preferred provider until they can access a school place, normally in the September after their 3rd birthday. Your entitlement will continue to be free regardless of whether your family’s financial circumstances change.

A child born between: Is eligible from:
1 January - 31 March 1 April - Summer Term
1 April - 31 August 1 September - Autumn Term
1 September - 31 December 1 January - Spring Term

Who is eligible?

Two-year-olds can get free childcare if you live in England and get one of the following benefit:

• Income Support
• Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA)
• Income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
• Universal Credit, and your household income is £15,400 a year or less after tax, not including benefit payments
• tax credits, and your household income is £16,190 a year or less before tax
• the guaranteed element of Pension Credit
• the Working Tax Credit 4-week run on (the payment you get when you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit)

Two-year-olds are also eligible for 15 hours of free early years provision if they meet one of the following:

• are looked after by a local authority
• have a statement of Special Education Needs (SEN) or an education, health and care (EHC) plan
• get Disability Living Allowance
• have left care under an adoption order, special guardianship order or a child arrangements order

If you’re a non-EEA citizen who cannot claim benefits your two-year-old may get free childcare if you are getting support under the Immigration and Asylum Act and have either:

• claimed asylum in the UK and are waiting for a decision (known as ‘part 6’)
• been refused asylum in the UK (known as ‘section 4’)

A two-year-old you care for may also get free childcare if your household income is £15,400 a year or less after tax, and you have any of the following:

• leave to remain with ‘no recourse to public funds’ on family or private life grounds
• support from your local council because you have ‘a child in need’, for example they have a disability or a child protection plan
• the right to live in the UK because you’re the main carer of a British citizen (known as a ‘Zambrano Carer’)

Once you have made your 2 year old 15 hour funded application via the Hammersmith and Fulham website, the Family Information Service will then give you a reference number confirming your application.  Following receipt of your reference number being confirmed by the Family Information Service, you can then contact the nursery directly in regards to either collecting our 2 Year old 15 hour funded application form or we can email this to you on request.

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Cathnor Rd
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