Lincolnshire County Council offer free Early Years Entitlement places to eligible two year old children for up to 15 hours per week. You will qualify for free nursery placement if you meet any of the criteria below:

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Job Seekers’ Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The guarantee element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit or Working Tax Credit and have an annual income not exceeding £16,190
  • Child is looked after by the local authority
  • Child has a statement of special educational needs/ an education, health and care plan or who attract Disability Living Allowance (DLA)
  • Child left care under a special guardianship order, child arrangement order or adoption order

An application form must be completed and submitted to the ‘Birth to Five’ Service by a parent or a professional working with the family (e.g. health visitor, nursery manager, social worker, etc.)

For a list of childcare providers who are approved to deliver two year old funded places, please contact the Lincolnshire Family Information Service on 0800 195 1635.

To apply for the two year funding online please click here