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Funded early education for 2-year-olds

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

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

Ways in which your child may be eligible for 2-Year-Old Funding:

If you receive some additional forms of government support, or if your child is a child in care/need, has an EHCP or receives Disability Living Allowance.

If you are a working parent family, you may qualify under the new entitlements; to find further information and to apply visit the childcare choices website.

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 giving a phone number we can call you back on.