Sefton Council FREE childcare offer to 2 Year Olds

Some two year olds in Sefton can get FREE early learning and childcare support if they meet one or more of the eligibility criteria.  If you meet the eligibility criteria, children would be eligible for funding from the term after their 2nd birthday. Late applications can only be funded from the date that you applied.

The aim of this support is to make sure that children from all backgrounds learn at the same rate as their peers and are school ready when they reach 5 years of age. Two year olds can receive early learning at a setting of your choice, including nurseries, children’s centres, playgroups, in some schools and with some childminders. 

To find out if your child is eligible apply online at or contact your Health Visitor or local Family Wellbeing Centre. Alternatively, you can contact Sefton Council on 0151 933 6021 or email: