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Shipham Church of England First School

2 Year Old Funding

Families with 2 year old children who meet the criteria below can apply for funding.

A maximum of 15 hours per week is available, with up to 570 hours over the academic year at a registered childcare provider. 

Children become eligible in the funding period after their second birthday.


The funding periods are:
Spring 1 January to 31 March
Summer 1 April to 31 August
Autumn 1 September to 31 December



Parents or carers who receive any of the following may be entitled to funding for 2 year olds:

  • Income support.
  • Employment and Support Allowance.
  • Child Tax Credit with an annual income of less than £16,190 without Working Tax Credit (as assessed by HMR&C).
  • Income Based Job Seekers Allowance.
  • Guaranteed Element of State Pension Credit.
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999.
  • Universal Credit with an annual household income of less than £7400 after tax


To check your eligibility, and apply, please follow this link: