Information for families in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole

Other eligible two year olds

Your child might be eligible if they:

  • are looked after by the local council
  • have left care through a special guardianship order (SGO), adoption or residency order
  • receive DisabilityDisabilityA physical or mental impairment that has a substantial and long-term negative effect on an individual’s ability to do normal daily activities. Living Allowance (DLA)
  • have an education, health, and care plan (EHCPEHCPA legal document that describes a child or young person's special educational, health and social care needs. It explains the extra help that will be given to meet those needs and how that help will support the child or young person to achieve what they want to in their life.)

Use the online eligibility checker to apply for 2-year-old early education funding.

The online eligibility checker may say you're not eligible. If you feel you are, you may need to provide us with more evidence. If this is the case, please contact the Early Education Funding Team by email at