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Apply for funded childcare for your 2-year-old

How and when to take up your funded childcare place for your 2-year-old

If your application is accepted, you will be sent a confirmation email. You'll need to choose a childcare provider and show them this confirmation email. Your child can take up their funded childcare place the term starting after their second birthday.

Show me places that accept funded childcare for 2-year-olds

Tip: you may want to add a few providers to a shortlist to help you decide which is best for your child.

Your child's birthday tells you when they can take up their funded place

If your child turns 2 before these deadlines

They can take up their place from

31 March

April (the Summer term)

31 August

September (the Autumn term)

31 December

January (the Spring term)

If a term starts on or just before your child’s second birthday, they will have to wait until the next term to take up their place.