Free childcare if your child is two

If your child is two, you could get 15 hours of free childcare each week for 38 weeks of the year.

 

To qualify the child must:

  • be two years old; and
  • already go, or plan to go, to an eligible childcare provider in the area covered by Manchester City Council.

You do not need to live in the area covered by Manchester Council to claim.

 

To qualify you must also receive one of the following:

  • The Working Tax Credit - as long as you don't earn more than £16,190 a year gross (including your partner's income)
  • The Working Tax Credit four-week run-on (the payment you get when you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit)
  • Child Tax Credit - as long as you don't earn more than £16,190 a year gross (including your partner's income)
  • 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
  • The guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
  • Universal Credit
  • A current statement of special educational needs (SEN) or an education, health and care plan; or
  • Disability Living Allowance (DLA) or Personal Independence Payments (PIP) for your child.

You do not need to receive one of the benefits if the child is: looked after by the council; has left care through special guardianship, an adoption order or a residence order; or is a  registered asylum seeker.

You can claim up to 15 hours free childcare each week during term-time.

 

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