Early Learning & Childcare (ELC) 2 year old provision

Find out more information about the Early Learning & Childcare 2 year old provision.

Your child is eligible for 600 hours of ELC provision from the start of the first term after their 2nd birthday, if you are the child's parent/carer and you are in receipt of:-

  • Income Support
  • Job Seekers Allowance (income based)
  • Employment Support Allowance (income based)
  • Incapacity Benefit or Severe Disablement Allowance
  • Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (CTC) but not Working Tax Credit (WTC) and your income is below £16,105
  • Both maximum CTC and WTC with income less than £7,320
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Universal Credit - monthly earned income does not exceed £610

You will find further guidance in:

How to do I apply?

You can apply using the Application for an Early Learning and Childcare place for a 2 year old online form.