1. Create an account
2. Add your children to the account
3. Check your Eligibility
To begin, click on the 'Create Account' link which can be found on the upper left side of this page. Once you have created your account you can use the 'Log In' link to continue.
If your child attracts part of the following criteria please contact the Local Authority directly on 01782 231278.
· Statement of Special Educational Needs (SEN)
· Education Health and care Plan (EHCP)
· Disability Living Allowance (DLA) / Personal Independence Payment (PIP)
· Looked after by the local Authority
· Left care through a Special Guardianship, Adoption or Child Arrangement Order
Free childcare for two, three and four year olds - How we use your personal information
Details of your rights under data protection legislation are available at stoke.gov.uk/dataprotection.
When you apply for or use free childcare for two, three and four year olds (administered by Stoke-on-Trent City Council) we collect information about:
1. Your child’s name, address, date of birth, gender, ethnicity, childcare provider and details of how they take up their free childcare offer2. Parents details in relation to free childcare, such as their name, date of birth, the 30 hour eligibility code and national insurance number.3. Parents details in relation to eligibility for Early Years Pupil Premium such as their name, date of birth, national insurance number and National Asylum Support (NASS) Number 4. Your child’s eligibility to the Disability Access Fund (confirming receipt of Disability Living Allowance/Personal Independence Payment (PIP))
We only keep this data for the time specified in our retention schedule or as required by law.
We use this data to:
1. To check if your child is eligible for free childcare (if submitting an application for a free childcare place for your two year old)2. To calculate funding payments for childcare providers and schools3. To check eligibility for Early Years Pupil Premium4. To check eligibility codes provided for 30 hours free childcare for working parents5. To check eligibility for Disability Access Fund6. To provide information to the DfE for the annual Early Years Census7. To contribute to data that will inform the local authority’s duty to ensure sufficient childcare
We are able to do this because the law on Early Education and Childcare says we must do it (statutory guidance from the Department for Education as part of the Childcare Act 2006 and Childcare Act 2016)
You should be aware that we have a duty to protect public funds. We may therefore use the information we have for the prevention and detection of fraud. We may share this information with other bodies for these purposes. We may also share this information with other parts of the council or other relevant organisations for purposes which may include enforcement.
If you want to speak to someone about this service please contact Kevin Taylor (Early Years Sufficiency and Access Officer) on 01782 236270 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Using a tablet/smartphone? Access the menu items including the 'Create Account' and 'Login' links using the menu in the top right hand corner.