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Free childcare for two year olds

The local authority is offering access to free childcare for two year olds.

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To qualify for the scheme

  • parents either have to be in receipt of one of a number of benefits (eg Income support, Tax Credits)
  • have a household income of less than £16,190 or
  • looking after a child who is fostered or adopted

How can I apply?

Select the "Apply now" button to complete our online eligibility checking form. The form also contains a full list of the eligibility criteria as well as information on checking eligibility. 

Apply now

How will my child benefit?

Free childcare can support your child's learning and development. They will explore, experiment, and learn to share and socialise - all of which will help them to be ready to start school when old enough. It can also provide free childcare for parents/carers who are on a low income. Childcare is also good for families - it can give you a bit more time to spend with your other children, take up a college course, or go back to work.

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When your child reaches three

All children are entitled to receive Free Early Education Entitlement Funding following the term after they reach three years old. We endeavour to place children where they can move smoothly from two to three year old funding.

If your childcare provider is unable to accommodate your child at three, you should inform the Families' Information Service who will find an alternative childcare provider.

You may wish to register your child for a local authority nursery place at three. Please note these places are limited, you should put your child's name down when they turn two.

Further information

If you would like to talk to someone about the free childcare entitlement for two year olds, please contact the Families' Information Service on 01895 556489 or email us at fis@hillingdon.gov.uk.

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