2 year old funding

2 Year old funding

From January 2014 Jolly Giraffes is able to provide a few spaces for 2 year old children who meet the specific criteria (below). Just like the 3 and 4 year old funding any 2 year old who meets the criteria will be eligible for a 15 hour funded place at Jolly Giraffes. If you would like further information please contact us by phone on 0113 2059449 or email us by using the form on the contact us tab.


The eligibility criteria for 2 year olds during 2013/14 is:


  1. 1.   Looked After Children; or


  1. 2.   Children subject to a care plan (child protection plan) or child in need plan; or


  1. 3.   Children who meet the Free School Meals eligibility criteria including, e.g. whose income is below £16,190 and their parents are in receipt of any of the following benefits:


  • ·        Income support;


  • ·        Income based Job Seeker’s Allowance;


  • ·        Income related Employment and Support Allowance;


  • ·        The Guarantee element of the State Pension Credit; or


  • ·        Child Tax Credit provided they have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190, as assessed by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs, and are not in receipt of Working Tax Credit (except during the four-week period immediately after their employment ceases, or after they start to work fewer than 16 hours per week); 


  • ·        Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999


  1. 4.   Children with special educational needs or disability (SEND) who:
  • ·        Have a statement, Early Years Action or Action Plus (Inclusion Special Education Needs Action Record -ISAR) or Health to Education Notification Form (H-EN Form)
  • ·        Receive Early Years Funding for Inclusion (EYFfI)
  • ·        Eligible for Portage


Please note children are eligible the term after they are 2 years old

(All above information provided by Leeds Family services, for more information please visit the Leeds Family Hub Website)