You will need to make a new application for each child but your information will be remembered to help you to complete multiple applications quickly.

Upon submitting a new application you are confirming that the information you are providing is to the best of your knowledge, correct and accurate and that no previous funding claim has been made in respect of each individual child.

You may apply for eligibility on behalf of a parent/carer if you have permission to do so and their details.

Please note you will only receive confirmation if you enter your email address under the parent/carer section of the application. If you do not have an email address or do not wish to provide this information then you should print the final screen that contains your reference number for your records.

If at the end of this process, using the information you have supplied the system cannot confirm your eligibility and you believe you can evidence that you are, it is important that you SAVE the application and contact the A2YO administrator at School Admissions quoting your reference number to discuss this further. You may then be asked to confirm your eligibility.

New application

Below are the dates when children can access the Free 2 Year Old Early Years Entitlement; an eligibility check needs to be done before your child can start, but this can be done in the funding periods below, giving you time to find an Early Years Place for your child:

  • Children born from the 1st January to 31st March (inclusive) will become eligible for the Free 2 Year Old Early Years entitlement in the Summer Funding Period (1st April – 31st August) – therefore the check can be done from the 1st January.
  • Children born from the 1st April to 31st August (inclusive) will become eligible for the Free 2 Year Old Early Years entitlement in the Autumn Funding Period (1st September – 31st December) – therefore the check can be done from the 1st April.
  • Children born from the 1st September to 31st December (inclusive) will become eligible for the Free 2 Year Old Early Years entitlement in the Spring Funding Period (1st January – 31st March) – therefore the check can be done from the 1st September.

Use this button if you are making a new claim for Free 2 Year Old Early Years entitlement.

Previous application

Use this button if you have a reference number and wish to continue with this (check eligibility status, un-apply, re-apply). You will need your application reference and your date of birth.

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