Local parents urged to check they are not missing out on childcare funding

Posted on Tuesday 21 January 2020

Parents with a two-year child or a child who will be turning two shortly, are urged to check if they could be eligible for funded childcare.

Due to a technical error, the Department for Work and Pensions were unable to supply the Council with a full list of eligible households. This means many children could be missing out on their childcare place.

Councillor Sandra Moore, Cabinet Member for Children’s Services, said: “It’s really important that if local parents are unsure whether they are eligible for this funded childcare for their two-year old, to check on the Council website as they may be missing out on funding and unfortunately would not have received notification.”

Two Year Funding covers up to 15 hours of childcare a week and can be used at local nurseries, pre-schools and childminders.

Children whose parent/s or carer/s are claiming certain benefits or on a low income, may be entitled to the funding.

Visit BCP Council's Family Information Directory for more information and to see if your child is eligible using the online checker.