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

Simply login to My Account for education and childcare, select 'Free childcare for 2 year-olds' and then 'Apply online'. You can create an account if you don't already have one.

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

My Account - education and childcare

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.