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Two Year Old Funding

Funding is available for up to 15 hours of childcare per week for 2-year olds whose families meet one of the following criteria.


They receive:

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseekers Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Child Tax Credits or Working Tax Credits and have annual gross earnings of no more than £16,190
  • Universal Credit
  • the guarantee element of State Pension Credit
  • support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999

Or their child:

  • has a current statement of SEN or an Education Health Care Plan
  • receives Disability Living Allowance
  • has left care through special guardianship or through an adoption or residence order
  • is a looked-after child


How to apply

If you feel you may be entitled to the funding, you can complete the online application form on the Central Bedfordshire website:


Alternatively call the Family Information Service on 0300 300 8585 or visit the Children's Centre at The Rushmere Park Academy (telephone 0300 300 8880). They will check if you are eligible and will provide you with an eligibility letter. Please let pre-school have the eligibility letter to access your funding.