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Launch of new FREE childcare checker

We are very pleased to announce the launch of our online 2 Year Old Free Childcare Checker. You can access the checker by clicking the button on our homepage or you can click here to be taken straight there.

If you are on an income of less that £16,190 a year either from work or benefits, or if you are in receipt of Universal Credit - and you and your partner have a combined income from work of less than £15,400 a year after tax- your two year old may be entitled to a free childcare/nursery place for 15 hours a week (38 weeks a year).

This five-minute online form can tell you instantly whether your two-year-old qualifies for the free childcare offer. Successful applicants will be issued with a confirmation letter that they can take along to the nursery of their choice to prove their eligibility. You will then be directed to an online list of childcare providers that run the scheme which can be searched by entering their postcode.

Unsuccessful applicants will be encouraged to contact the Family Information Service in case other non-income-based criteria apply which may make their child eligible.

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