Funded Early Education for Two Year Olds

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Funded Early Education for Two Year Olds

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Is my child entitled?

In order to apply, your family MUST be in receipt of one of the following benefits:

  • Income Support

  • Income Based Jobseekers Allowance

  • An income-related employment and support allowance

  • The Guaranteed element of State Pension Credit

  • Child Tax Credit and/or Working Tax Credit, provided the annual gross income is no more than £ 16,190 as assessed by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC)

If you are in receipt of the following criteria below, please provide supporting evidence:

  • Universal credit – with an annual net earnings threshold of £ 15,400 (based on calculating earnings on a monthly basis)

  • If the child is looked after by the Local Authority

  • If the child has a current statement of special educational needs (SEN) or an education, health and care plan

  • If the child is in receipt of Disability Living Allowance

  • Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999

  • If the child has left care through special guardianship or through an adoption or residence order

If you are any of the following listed below:

  • You are a Zambrano Carer
  • You have the right to remain in the UK under Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) and are subject to no recourse to public funds
  • You are supported under s4 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999.

Please complete the Zambrano Carer application form (PDF 654KB).

How do I apply?

Apply online for funded early education for two year olds.

You will be asked to register on Cumbria County Council’s Citizen Portal, once you have registered you will then be able to choose to apply for a Funded Early Education place for two year olds.

If you are any of the following listed below:

  • You are a Zambrano Carer
  • You have the right to remain in the UK under Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) and are subject to no recourse to public funds
  • You are supported under s4 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999.

Please complete the Zambrano Carer application form (PDF 654KB).

 

When is my child eligible?

 

If your child’s second birthday falls between: Your child will become eligible from:
1 January and 31 March The start of the Summer Term (April)
1 April and 31 August The start of the Autumn Term (September)
1 September and 31 December The start of the Spring Term (January)

 

www.cumbria.gov/uk/childcare or contact CFIS 03457 125 737 for an application form

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