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Terrific for Twos

Terrific for Twos offers free early learning for eligible two year olds.

When can they start?

Eligible children can start terrific for Twos from the term after they turn 2 years old. The table below shows the dates and terms when children become eligible:

If a child is born between:

They will get their free place:

1st January and 31st March Summer term (after Easter - normally April)
1st April and 31st August Autumn term (in September)
1st September and 31st December Spring term (in January)


How many hours are they allowed?

Terrific for Twos get up to 15 free hours a week, for a maximum of 570 hours. This is broken down into the following terms:

  • Autumn term = 13 weeks
  • Spring term = 12 weeks
  • Summer = 13 weeks.

A child will normally take the hours in one of two ways:

  • 12 hours per week for 48 weeks
  • 15 hours per week, term time only.

Who is eligible for a place?

To get a place you must have a child who is 2, or will be 2 in the next few months and:

Families in receipt of:

  • Working Tax Credit / Child Tax Credit and earn less than £16,190
  • Working Tax Credit 4-week run on
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Guaranteed element of State Pension Credit

Children with Special Educational Needs:

  • Child receives Disability Living Allowance
  • Child has a current statement of special educational needs or an Education Health and Care plan

Looked after or adopted children:

  • Child is looked after by a local council
  • Child has left care under a special guardianship order, child arrangements order or adoption order

Support through part 6 Immigration and Asylum Act

A parent/carer can check their eligibility online via: Early Years Support

Alternatively, they can contact us on 01902 554242.


Who to contact

Terrific for Twos Eligibility

Record Last Updated on: 23/11/2021

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