Some two year olds are entitled to 15 hours of Funded Entitlement (FE) per week over 38 weeks per year. This is known as TWO YEAR OLD FUNDING and could either be at a playgroup, day nursery or with a childminder.
Quality early years care can help your child:
It can also help you:
15 hours of childcare or early years education for 38 weeks
A total of 570 hours per year, that you can use flexibly with one or more childcare provider
Some providers will allow you to ‘stretch’ the hours over 52 weeks, using fewer hours per week
The stretched offer is for children who ONLY take up their Free Entitlement i.e. they do not access more than 570 hours childcare across the year. It allows you to spread the childcare across the year rather than just term time. In can be used in different ways however not all childcare providers offer this.
Children can access their free early education place in one of three ways:
View and complete the online form to find out if you are eligible or to apply. If you have received a letter confirming your two year old is eligible to receive funded childcare, show your letter to the early years childcare provider you would like your child to attend.
If you don't know what childcare is available in your area contact York Family Information Service for a tailored list of Ofsted Registered childcare providers eligible to offer funded places for two year olds. The childcare providers must be Ofsted registered as Good or Outstanding to offer a funded place.
If you need help completing the online form or not sure if you should apply, please contact York Family Information Service 01904 554444 / email@example.com / text only: text '2yo' to 07624 802244