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To apply please complete the application form. To complete this form you will need the parent’s National Insurance number.
Application form 2 year old place (pdf, 26 KB)(opens new window)
The application form is also available in many venues including Children’s Centres and from Health Visitors.
You may be eligible if you are the parent/carer of a 2 year old and you receive the following benefits:
- Income Support
- Income based Jobseeker’s 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 and have an annual income that does not exceed £16,190
- Working Tax Credit and have an annual income that does not exceed £16,190
- Working Tax Credit ‘run-on’– the payment someone may receive for a further four weeks after they stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
Or if the child:
- has a disability or special educational needs
- is looked after by the Local Authority
- has a child protection plan
- is a member of a travelling family
- has left care but are not able to return home (through adoption orders, residence orders or special guardianship)
Childcare providers and private nurseries vary in size from small individual privately owned nurseries to nurseries run by large national companies. Find out about childcare providers and Private nurseries or community nurseries.
Children's centres provide a range of integrated early years and childcare services to local families. Services include day care and early education, family health, ante and postnatal care/classes, local advice and support for children with additional needs. Find out about Children’s centres.
All young children in Bristol have the opportunity to engage in active and inspiring learning.
Through effective partnerships, outcomes for all young children will continue to improve and in particular the gap will close between outcomes for the most disadvantaged children and others.
Outcomes and options for children, families and their communities are enhanced through the development of high quality integrated education, childcare, health and family support services, available all year round.
The development of cohesive, family-centred services at neighbourhood level supports parents/carers both in their parenting and in their aspirations for training/employment.
Local authority resources are targeted to meet the needs of children in need and children from families with specific needs.