Free childcare for 2 year-olds

Apply for free childcare

The table below shows the school term in which your child would be able to start benefiting from the 2 year-olds' childcare scheme, if eligible.

Born between Eligible from
1 January and 31 March Summer term, from April
1 April and 31 August Autumn term, from September
1 September and 31 December Spring term, from January

Following an update to our online service on 16 July 2020, you will need to create a new login account when you first apply for free childcare for 2 year-olds after this date.

To create a new account, use the link below and select 'create an account’. Your login accounts for other Thurrock Council services are not affected.

The application must be made using the account of the parent or carer who receives the entitlement benefit.

Free childcare for 2 year-olds application

If we need to receive evidence that shows you are eligible, a member of our team will contact you. They will explain what we need and discuss how you can provide it to us.