Check terrific for twos eligibility

Terrific for Twos funding offers eligible children up to 15 hours free early education.

ONLY apply if your child was born between 01st September 2017 and 31st December 2018

Applications can only be made in the term your child turns 2 / is already 2 years old.

Free education and childcare for 2-year-olds Your 2-year-old can get free childcare if you live in England and get one of the following benefits:

  • 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)

2-year-olds can also get free childcare if they:

  • 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

You may have to pay for extra costs like meals, nappies or trips. If you’re a non-EEA citizen who cannot claim benefits Your 2-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 2-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 either:
  • leave to remain with ‘no recourse to public funds’ on family or private life grounds
  • the right to live in the UK because you’re the main carer of a British citizen (known as a ‘Zambrano Carer’)
If your family is eligible for a place, your child can start the term after their second birthday. The table below shows the dates and terms:
  If your child is born between: They will get their free place:
  1st January and 31st March Summer term (in April)
  1st April and 31st August Autumn term (in September)
  1st September and 31st December Spring term (in January)

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If you give your consent to these terms then please continue with your application. If you need to withdraw your consent at any time then please contact the Information for Families Service on 01902 554242.

If you have read the above information and wish to proceed then please complete the details below then click the button. If the form cannot be submitted, then please correct the field values.
If you have any queries or questions, please do not hesitate to contact us on 01902 554242.

Note, all dates should be in the format dd/mm/yyyy, for example, 31/03/2016

To proceed you must indicate if the application is being made on behalf of the Parent/Carer by a third party (Select Yes) or the application is being made by the Parent/Guardian (select No).

If you have any queries or questions, please do not hesitate to contact us on 01902 554242.

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Note: either one of the National Insurance or NASS numbers is required

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