2 Year Old Early Education

Since September 2013, some 2 year olds in the Bradford District are entitled to free early education places. Your child will qualify for a place if you receive any of the following benefits:

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Income related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The “Guarantee” element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit and whose earnings from employment are below £16,190
  • Working Tax Credit with earnings from employment which are below £16,190

You will also qualify if your child meets any of these criteria

  • They are looked after by the Local Authority
  • They have left care through special guardianship or an adoption or residence order
  • They have a statement of special educational needs / an education, health and care plan or claim Disability Living Allowance (DLA)

If you are eligible, your child will be offered a place for up to 15 hours a week. You will be able to choose from a list of groups and childminders approved by Bradford Council.

Places offer a total of 570 hours of education a year over no fewer than 38 weeks of the year.