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2, 3 and 4 year old funding

Free Early Education for 2-year-olds

If your 2-year-old is in receipt of Disability Living Allowance (DLA), has a statement of special educational needs or an Education, Health and Care plan, then your child can access up to 15 hours of free childcare over 38 weeks of the year.

Families on low income or are in receipt of certain benefits may also be eligible.

Further information on eligibility and how to access your place

Search for childcare settings that offer 2 year old places


Free Early Education for 3 and 4 year olds

All 3 and 4 year olds can access up to 15 hours of free childcare over 38 weeks of the year, allowing your child the opportunity to develop their skills before moving to school.

Further information about 3 and 4 year old childcare.

Search for childcare settings that offer 3 and 4 year old places.


30 hours free Early Education and Childcare 

Further information about 30 hours free Early Education and Childcare (external FISH website)


Disability Access Fund (DAF)

Disability Access Fund is for childcare settings to claim additional funding for their 3 and 4-year olds, who claim disability living allowance (DLA) in their own right and are receiving free early education (FEE). Childcare settings will be entitled to receive a one-off payment of £615 per year. The DAF is not based on an hourly rate and is an additional entitlement, which is not transferable between providers, if the child moves during the year. It can only be claimed by one provider if the child attends more than one childcare setting for their FEE and it is the parent’s choice which setting receives the payment. Application forms are available for  childcare settings to access and complete with parents. Settings will send the DAF form and a copy of the DLA letter to FISH for the payment to be processed.  


For more information please contact the FISH team

Tel: (01482) 396469

Email: fish@eastriding.gov.uk. 


Inclusion Support for East Riding Early Years Education Providers

Inclusion support to East Yorkshire settings (Word 36kb, opens in a new window)

AIS request form (Word 40kb, opens in a new window)

AIS request example (Word 34kb, open in a new window)

Support Plan Template (Word 24kb, open in a new window)

Target sheet (Word 22kb, open in a new window)

Early Years Developmental Journal Profile (Word 52kb, open in a new window)

AIS process Flowchart (Word 102kb, open in a new window)

Setting's Local Offer template (Word 26kb, open in a new window)

Early Years Local Offer template guidance (Word 29kb, open in a new window)



Page last updated: Thursday, 07 September 2017