Please note that we only accept requests for an eligibility check 3 months before your child becomes eligible for a free childcare place. If you want your child to start at the beginning of the term you must ensure you complete your application by the specified deadline, otherwise it may be later in the term before they can takeup a place. Please refer to term and eligibility dates for more information.
Make sure that the parent/carer who claims the qualifying benefit is the person filling out their details and has their National Insurancenumber or National Asylum Support Service number ready.
You will need a valid email address in order to use this eligibility checker. If you do not have an email address, you can ring our Family Information Service (FIS) on 0300 123 6712.
To get started
We will check whether you are eligible and send you an email within ten working days, however, during our busiest periods, we cannot guarantee this. If you are not eligible we will routinely re-check your information and send you another email if you become eligible.
Use of Your Information
We will not use your information to contact you in the future for other reasons and we will not pass your information on to any other non partner organisations that are not required to check your eligibility.
If you have any queries regarding how your information is used please contact The Data Protection Officer, PO Box 78, Preston, PR1 8XJ
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