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Free early education for 2 year olds

  • As a parent/carer you may qualify if you receive any of the following benefits:

 

  • Income Support
  • income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA)
  • income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
  • Universal Credit, and your household income is £15,400 a year or less after tax, not including benefit payments
  • tax credits, and your household income is £16,190 a year or less before tax
  • the guaranteed element of Pension Credit
  • the Working Tax Credit 4-week run on (the payment you get when you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit)

 OR

 You child may qualify if they:

 

If you’re a non-EEA citizen who cannot claim benefits

Your 2-year-old may get free childcare if you are getting support under the Immigration and Asylum Act and have either:

  • claimed asylum in the UK and are waiting for a decision (known as ‘part 6’)
  • been refused asylum in the UK (known as ‘section 4’)

 

A 2-year-old you care for may also get free childcare if your household income is £15,400 a year or less after tax, and you have either:

 

For further information and advice contact the families information service helpline on
(01254) 667877 or email fis@blackburn.gov.uk

Please see updated criteria September 2020 :

https://www.blackburn.gov.uk/schools-and-education/free-early-education-2-3-and-4-year-olds/free-early-education-2-year-olds