Early education entitlement for two year olds
Birmingham City Council offers nursery education funding for two year old children to the least advantaged families in the city.
Eligible two year olds will be entitled to nursery education funding for up to 15 hours per week for 38 weeks of the year, following the school term after their second birthday.
This must be taken over a minimum of two days from a childcare provider that is approved to provide nursery education funding for two year olds. The childcare provider must also be registered with Ofsted.
To be eligible families will need to meet the criteria for free school meals, or looked after children. In Birmingham, there is a further criterion which is aimed at supporting children with additional needs, such as those with special educational needs, Family CAF or subject to a child protection plan. You will need to provide evidence to confirm eligibility
|A child born between||If meeting the agreed criteria will access a place from|
|1 January – 31 March (inclusive)||The start of the Summer term (April) following their second birthday, until they access NEF for three and four years olds|
|1 April – 31 August (inclusive)||The start of the Autumn term (September) following their second birthday , until they access NEF for three and four years olds|
|1 September – 31 December (inclusive)||The start of the Spring term (January) following their second birthday , until they access NEF for three and four years olds|
To find out what childcare options are available or for more information on the
eligibility criteria contact the Children's Information and Advice Service
Telephone: 0121 303 1888.
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