2yr Childcare

  • Istickman3s my child entitled to a free place?

    You can claim for your child if you receive one or more of the following benefits

    • Income support
    • Income based Job Seekers Allowance
    • Support under Part IV of the immigration and Asylum Act 1999
    • The Guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
    • Child Tax Credit, provided they are not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16.190 as assessed by her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs
    • Children will also qualify to receive a funded place if they are looked after by the local authority.

    stickman2Additional places will be considered for children:

    • Who have a Special Educational Need or Disability and are involved with a professional
    • Who have left care through adoption order, residence order, or special guardianship
    • Who are involved with targeted services (such as Child In Need or Child Protection) and a Key Professional is working with the family
    • From households receiving Working Tax Credits (due to become Universal Credit) and with an annual gross income of no more than £16,190

    Identifying additional criteria without meeting the first criteria does not automatically entitle a child to a funded place during 2013-14. Additional places will be dependent upon funding availability and will be considered on an individual basis.

    Free place Summary

    • A maximum of 15 hours a week across school term time
    • Available between 8.00am – 6.30pm Lincoln / 7.30am – 6.00pm New Ollerton / 7.30am –
      6.00pm Lincoln City Nursery
    • Minimum 3 hours per day

    stickman5When’s my child Eligible?

    2 year olds

    A child born on or between


    1st April – 31st August

    1st September – 31st December

    1st January – 31st March


    Will become eligible for a free place from the


    September following their 2nd birthday

    (Start of autumn school term)

    January following their 2nd birthday

    (Start of spring term)

    April following their 2nd birthday

    (Start of summer school term)


    Please speak to the Childcare Operations Manager or Nursery Managers regarding how to apply for a 2 year old place at either of our Nurseries.

    For help and information regarding support with childcare costs and funding please visit, the website is very parent/carer friendly and easy to use and follow.


    Or apply online at www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/2yearolds

    If eligible you will receive a confirmation letter with a child ID number, if you choose to come to Fun Farm Day Nursery please bring this letter with you.


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