Two, three and four year old funding
Did you know you may be able to access free childcare for two year olds?
The Starting Life Well Service manages the funding from the government that supports free places for some two year olds. There is also universal funding for all three and four year olds.
To check if you can get the funding for the free early education and childcare you should read the essential application criteria on Salford City Council Website to check if you will meet the eligibility criteria before submitting your application.
The aim of the funding is:
- To improve outcomes for parents by supporting them to take up training or go back to work
- To improve learning outcomes for two year olds in order to close the gap between those children living in the most disadvantaged communities
How many hours can I access?
Up to 15 hours of free childcare maybe accessed term time only (38 weeks of the year) or up to 11 hours per week (51 weeks of the year).
That's 15 hours a week of playing, painting, reading, cooking, climbing, singing, dancing, dressing up, running around, building, gardening - whatever activity children like to do and most of all your child is learning with other children.
It's also 15 hours a week for you - to have a break, study or look for work.
How to apply for the funding
Use the Salford City Council online application form to apply for funding now.
If you would like any more information please visit the Salford City Council website.