Free Early Years Entitlement.

Two Year Old Funding.

Who can access this scheme?

Various families are eligible for the 2 year old funding. An eligibility checker is available on the link provided below for more information.  Children can claim up to 15 hours a week, 38 weeks of the year from the term after their second birthday.



Three Year Old Funding.

Under the Early Education and Childcare guidelines, Lancashire County Council will provide the following for all children 3 years and over:

  • free part time early years education for children the term after their third birthday
  • up to 15 hours per week
  • during term time only (38 weeks per year)
  • the hours can be shared between two settings

Some families are also eligible for 30 funded hours (eligibility checks required)

Please see here for more information.