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Funded early education for 2-year-olds

Check if your 2-year-old is entitled to funded childcare in Suffolk.

The Department for Work & Pension and Department for Education have advised that the checker is not working at the moment. They are currently investigating the problem.

Please do not perform any checks until the problem is resolved.

Visit our online portal (Citizen Portal) to see if your 2 year-old is entitled to funded childcare.

Your 2 year old child may be eligible for up to 15 hours funded childcare (also known as early education, preschool education) a week at a day nursery, pre-school playgroup, or with a childminder.

Citizen Portal - uploading documents - 2 year old funding application: If you need to upload evidence as part of your application, please go to your chosen childcare provider and ask them to do an assisted application with you. We are unable to view uploaded attachments currently.

Guidance on how to use the Citizen Portal

We've published guidance for parents on how to check if your 2 year-old is eligible.

Please contact Suffolk Family Information Service if you need assistance in checking eligibility for 2 Year Funding and Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP) on 0345 60 800 33 or email childcare.planning@suffolk.gov.uk giving a phone number we can call you back on.