If you have a child that's 2 years old, you may be eligible to receive 15 hours per week of funded childcare through Staffordshire County Council's 'Think 2'.

Are you eligible?

If your family claims any one of the following, the answer is yes:

  • Income Support
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
  • Income-based Jobseekers Allowance (JSA)
  • Child Tax Credit and have an Annual income not over £16,190 (CTC)
  • Working Tax Credit and have an Annual income not over £16,190 (WTC)
  • The guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
  • Support through Part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act
  • The Working Tax Credit 4-week run on (the payment you get when you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit)
  • Universal Credit and have a net annual household earnings below £15,400 (this means your take-home pay  from any paid employment, after Income Tax and NI contributions have been deducted)

Two year olds are also eligible if they:

  • Have a current statement of SEN or an Education, Health and Care plan (EHC) *
  • Attract Disability Living Allowance (DLA) *
  • They are Looked after by their Local Authority
  • Have left care through special guardianship or through an adoption or residence order *

* Documentation will be required as proof where an application is made against these additional criteria. Copies of the documentation can be posted or emailed to the Think2 Team: think2@staffordshire.gov.uk

For further info click here or listen to Emma and Caleb's storyhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lgsNPVT7drs&feature=youtu.be