UPDATE 12.02.2018 - Although the new thresholds have been announced. All local authorities are under currently under instruction to refrain from checking eligibility for the two-year-old entitlement for the Summer Term until guidance is published. Once the guidance is published, we will need to implement an interim checking process for some families on Universal Credit for a short period. This will involve local authorities checking eligibility by requesting earnings evidence from parents (their Universal Credit online statement for Full Service, or their entitlement letter for Live Service). HMRC are working with DWP to eliminate the need for this interim checking process and aim to have a solution in place by 1 April 2018.
UPDATE 05.02.2018 - The consultation for the changes to 2 year old funding ended 15 January 2018 and the Local Authority is awaiting the final decision on the criteria for summer term starting applications.
UPDATE 16.12.2017 - If your child was born on or after 01 January 2016 then please be aware that you will not receive an immediate decision on your application. There is currently a DfE consultation underway to review the eligibility criteria from April 2018 onwards. Please continue with your application and we will re-check your eligibility when a final decision on the eligibility criteria has been made by the DfE in early 2018. We will keep you informed of the progress of your application so that your family will not miss out on any funded childcare.
This application allows parents to apply for 2 Year Old Funding in 3 easy steps:
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)
· Looked after by the local Authority
· Left care through a Special Guardianship, Adoption or Child Arrangement Order
**Please note that by completing this application you are giving consent to Stoke-on-Trent City Council to carry out the checks needed to confirm eligibility. Your child must be at least 21 months old before a decision can be made on eligibility.
Stoke-on-Trent City Council is the data controller for the purposes of the Data Protection Act 1998. We regard your privacy as important and we will only use your personal information for the purposes for which you provide it, or where allowed by law, to prevent and detect fraud. Stoke-on-Trent City Council may use some of your personal data to monitor and evaluate the service we deliver.
We will only hold your information for as long as necessary for these purposes and will not pass it to any other parties. All employees who have access to your personal data or are associated with the handling of that data are obliged to respect the confidentiality of your personal data.
Under the Data Protection Act 1998 you have certain rights regarding access to your personal data. If you would like your personal data to be removed from our records please contact us on 01782 231278.
Using a tablet/smartphone? Access the menu items including the 'Create Account' and 'Login' links using the menu in the top right hand corner.