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Free Childcare Funding in South Shields

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We offer places under the 2 year funded offer rolled out by South Tyneside Council to provide free childcare places to 2-3 year olds during school term time.



Some 2-year-olds in England can also get free early education.


You must be getting one of the following:

  • Income Support

  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA)

  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)

  • Support through part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act

  • The guaranteed element of State Pension Credit

  • Child Tax Credit (but not Working Tax Credit) and have an annual income not over £16,190

  • The Working Tax Credit 4-week run on (the payment you get when you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit)

Children looked after by a local council are also entitled to a place.


If your child’s eligible, you can start claiming free early education after your child turns 2. The date you can claim will depend on when their birthday is.


Child’s Birthday:


1 January to 31 March              

1 April to 31 August                  

1 September to 31 December    

When you can claim:


The beginning of term on or after 1 April

The beginning of term on or after 1 September

The beginning of term on or after 1 January