How will be we know which children will be eligible for 2 year old funding from September 2014?
The government has advised us that approx. 1200 Devon families are at the moment entitled to free childcare for their 2 year old child, under our 2gether scheme. That number is set to increase from September to around 2600 when the criteria is extended to include more families, in particular to those receiving Working Tax Credit and having a household income below £16,190. The full eligibility criteria can be seen at www.devon.gov.uk/disc-2gether. We write to all of those families that Government advise might be eligible. Our current 2 yr old target of 1200 pupils will increase from September 2014. We have recently been notified by the Department for Work & Pensions of the families they believe to be eligible from September. They have been contacted to advise them of the 2 yr old funding and may be in contact shortly to arrange their places for September. This is being extended to families who qualify for Working Family Tax Credit up to an income of £16,190.