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Your 2-year-old can get free childcare if you live in England and get one of the following benefits:
You may have to pay for extra costs like meals, nappies or trips.
Alternatively you can
At Earlybirds We do offer free government places for the 15 & 30 hours funding.
15 hour funding is automatic for all 3 and 4 years olds and this is taken as part of the school hours in Creswell C of E Infants and Nursery School if you intend your child going through this school.
However 30 hours funding is only available to those parents that are eligible.
The eligibility criteria is as follows.
Yes there is a difference. 30 hours is for working parents that meet the criteria above and you will need to apply for the additional hours through the child care choices web page. All children are automatically eligible for the 15 universal hours and you do not need to apply for them.
If you don't have access to the internet you can call the childcare service helpline on 0300 123 4097 and make your application over the phone.
Yes you can split your funded entitlement between different providers but you can only use 2 different providers in 1 day. This is to help provide good continuity of care for your child. Please remember that it is your responsibility to renew your claim each term through the government gateway to keep your child hours valid.