Postcards with details of how to apply for funding are automatically sent out to households who may meet the eligibility criteria.
You will need to have your national insurance number to apply. The parent receiving the relevant benefits will need to apply for the free childcare.
If you have received this information, go to the Two Year Old Funding Online Application (opens in a new window).
If you have not received the letter, check your eligibility
When you have chosen the childcare provider(s) that you want to use, your provider will give you a Parent Declaration Form to fill in and give back to them. This must be completed accurately and in full for you to be able to access your free hours. If you are using more than one provider you will need to complete a form for each provider with the same information on.
Once your application has been processed we will notify you of the outcome either by email or post. You will only be able to claim your free hours from the date your application is approved.