The table below shows when you can claim the 15 hours for your child:
|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.
Evidence we may need
We may need to see some evidence after you've sent your application. The table below shows the evidence we may need to see:
|Any of the following:
||No evidence needed|
|Child attracts Disability Living Allowance||Recent award letter|
|Child has left care through special guardianship or through an adoption or residence order||Copy of Court Order|
|Child has a current statement of special educational needs (SEN) or an education, health and care plan||We will contact you|
Please take evidence to your local children's centre. Only original documents will be accepted.