Government Funded Nursery Education for 2 Year Olds Coughton

Government Funded Nursery Education for 2 Year OldsGovernment Funded Nursery Education for 2 Year Olds in Coughton

Do you have a 2 year old?

There are now two types of 2 year old funding. That provided for the 40% most vulnerable 2 year olds or the new stream of funding for Working Families, introduced in April 2024. To see which you might be eligible for go to 

Do you think you qualify for Government funded nursery education for your child?

You may be eligible for Government Funded Nursery Education for 2 Year Olds at our Coughton, Warwickshire nursery through a Government Funded childcare place for your two year old if you receive any one of the following benefits or credits:

  • Income Support (IS)
  • Income Based Jobseekers Allowance (IBJSA)
  • Income-related employment and support allowance (IRESA).
  • Child Tax Credit or Working Tax Credit provided your annual household income, as assessed by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs, does not exceed £16,190
  • Guaranteed Element of State Pension Credit
  • Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999


  •  Your child is looked after by the local authority (under section 22(1) of the Children Act 1989)
  • The child has left care through special guardianship or an adoption or residence order
  • If the child has a current statement of Special Educational Need or an Education, Health and Care plan
  • The child qualifies for Disability Living Allowance (DLA)

Or you may qualify for the Working Families funding.

When will my child be entitled to a many Government funded nursery education for 2 Year olds place?

If you meet the eligibility criteria, your child will be entitled to a place from the start of term following their second birthday, beginning on or following the dates set out below:

  • Children born in the period 1st January to 31st March: 1st April (Summer term), as applicable
  • For children born in the period 1st April to 31st August: 1st September (Autumn term), as applicable
  • Children born in the period 1st September to 31st December: 1st January (Spring term), as applicable
  • We can only consider your application 3 months prior to your child’s entitlement date.


How many government funded nursery education for 2 Year olds hours can I have?

Your free childcare government funded entitlement is for 570 hours per year. The maximum number of hours is for 15 hours a week for 38 weeks per year during term time. Our nursery can also offer you fewer than 15 hours per week but for more weeks of the year.

If you can answer yes to any of the above come in and see us, visits are welcomed at any time except during our busy lunchtime period of 12:00 – 2:00pm. During this period you will need to book an appointment. We have waiting lists for many age groups so booking early is always advantageous. To arrange a visit please call our Manager Tom on 01789 766040.

We work with Warwickshire County Council in order to process your funding. To see how they use your personal data they you can read their Education Learning Privacy notice here . It should be read in conjunction with their overall privacy notice and the service privacy notice

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