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2-year old Funding

You may be able to claim up to 15 hours of funded childcare per week, for up to 38 weeks a year.  Please speak to us about how these 15 hours can be used.


To claim you would have to meet one of the following criteria:

  • Income Support
  • Income based Jobseeker’s allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support allowance
  • Support under part 6 of the immigration and asylum act
  • Guaranteed element of the state pension credit
  • Child tax credit with an annual gross household income of no more than £16,190
  • Working Tax Credits and earn no more than £16,190 
  • Working Tax Credit 4 week run-on (paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for working tax credit
  • Universal Credit – and earn no more than £15,400.

Or, the child: 

  • Is looked after by the local authority 
  • Has been adopted from care 
  • Has left care through adoption, residence order or special guardianship
  • Has a current statement of special educational needs or an Education, Health and Care plan
  • Is in receipt of disability living allowance.

How to apply:

You have to make an application yourself online at: https://www.eastsussex.gov.uk/childrenandfamilies/childcare/free-childcare/.

As a nursery, we will not have any access to this application, however if the application is successful, a voucher code will be emailed to you, and this must be shown to us so that we can make the claim.

You will also need to provide us with a copy of your child’s birth certificate/passport.