Some families can access a place for their child between the age of 2 and 3 years. There are guidelines to assist you in deciding whether you and your family can access free childcare. You can apply for an ELC place for your two year old if you meet any of the following criteria:
Children who are 2 years are eligible to take up their funded place from around the term after their birthday or from the term after their parents starts receiving the qualifying benefit.
Further information is available in the Admission to ELCC in the related link section.
You can now apply online for a local authority nursery place for 2 to 3 year olds using the form below.
You can search for Council run ELC's and Private Partner ELC's in our directory.
Read nursery inspection reports (external link) on the Care Inspectorate website.