Free Childcare for 2 year olds!!!

The funding of free early education/childcare places for 2 year olds aims to support the most vulnerable and excluded families and improve outcomes for the most disadvantaged children.

Parents or carers of 2 year olds who meet the criteria (below) can apply for an early education grant to fund childcare sessions for 15 hours per week, 38 weeks of the year from the term after their 2nd birthday.

How to apply

All applications must be made via a referral. You will need to speak to the child’s Social Worker, Health Visitor, Children Centre Core Team Member or Teacher.

What childcare will be given?

The preferred nursery or childminder must be registered with Ofsted and have acquired at least a ‘Good’ rating. It must also be included on the local authority list of Nursery Education providers to receive funding for the child.

To find out if a nursery is on the local authority provider list, please use our online search or contact the Liverpool Childcare and Family Information Service.

Further information

If you have any questions please contact the project officer on 0151 225 3508 or email



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