Free For Two

Godinton Playschool is registered for the Free For Two scheme, where you can claim up to 15 hours funding per week for two year olds.  Below is a list of criteria you need to meet in order to apply for this scheme.


You or your partner must be getting one of the following benefits:

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA)
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
  • Support through part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act
  • Child Tax Credit and have an annual income not over £16,190
  • Working Tax Credits and earn no more than £16,190 per year
  • The guaranteed element of State Pension Credit

Children are also entitled to a place if:

  • they are looked after by a local authority
  • they have a current statement of special educational needs (SEN) or an education health and care plan
  • they attract Disability Living Allowance
  • they have left care under a special guardianship order, child arrangements order or adoption order

If your child is eligible, you can start claiming from the start of the term following your child’s second birthday. The date you can claim will depend on when their birthday is:

Child’s birthday When you can claim
1 January to 31 March the beginning of term on or after 1 April
1 April to 31 August the beginning of term on or after 1 September
1 September to 31 December the beginning of term on or after 1 January

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