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Two Year Old Early Education. Helping you to support your child’s development

What is the Two Year Old Early Education Places?

Two year olds are entitled to free early education if they meet certain eligibility criteria (see eligibility criteria) it is not an entitlement for all children as the three and four year old is. The Local Authority is making available free early education places offering 570 hours a year over no fewer than 38 weeks of the year for children in the Bradford District.

What is free early years education for eligible two year olds?

Early years education takes place in pre-schools, day nurseries and with childminders. If you are eligible to receive this offer you will be able to choose from a list of groups and childminders who have been approved by Bradford Metropolitan District Council as providers. If eligible, your child will be offered a place for up to 15 hours per week (a total of 570 hours per year) which may be "stretched", i.e. he/she can attend during school holidays. Your child will be able to attend from the term after he/she is two, up until the end of the term that he/she reaches three. At this point, your child will be part of the three and four year old early years education offer.

What are the eligibility criteria for families?

To qualify for a place you must evidence that you are in receipt of one or more of the following

Income Support

Income based Job Seekers Allowance

Income related Employment and Support Allowance

Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999

The ‘Guarantee’ element of State Pension Credit

Child Tax Credit

Working Tax Credit and have an annual income that does not exceed £16,190

How will my child benefit?

Children like to explore the world around them, play with other children and have fun. Good early years education from a young age can help to boost child development and that is why we are offering families a chance to get a head start for their children.

Would I have to stay with my child?

To begin with, you may wish to stay with your child for part of the first few sessions to help your child settle into the early years provision. All the groups and childminders have been carefully chosen, based on their experience and good practice, so that you can feel confident that you are leaving your child in a safe and nurturing environment

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