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Eligible 2 year old

Apply to an early years centre for a 2 year old and find out if your child qualifies for a funded place.

South Ayrshire is committed to providing a high quality early learning and childcare experience for all our children, where they gain vital language and learning skills and improve their social development in a high quality early learning and childcare setting.

If you, the parent/carer, meets any of the following criteria please complete this application form.

  • Income Support
  • Job Seekers Allowance (Income based)
  • Incapacity Benefit or Severe Disablement Allowance
  • Child Tax Credit Where household income is £16,480 or less
  • Child Tax Credit and Working Tax Credit where household income is £7500 or less
  • Universal Credit where net earned income is £625 or less per month
  • State Pension Credit
  • Any income related to element of Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part Vl of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999


  • Is your two year old (or have they been at any point since turning two) looked after by the Local Authority or the subject of a Kinship Care or Guardianship Order?

Application criteria

Applications will only be accepted if

  • you provide evidence of your benefit
  • you provide a copy of your child's birth certificate
  • it is made after your child's 2nd birthday
When is my child eligible for a two year old early years placement?
If your child's birthday is betweenThen your child can start
1 March - 31 AugustAugust following their birthday
1 September - 31 DecemberJanuary following their birthday
1 January - last day of FebruaryMarch/April following their birthday


Apply for 2 year olds

Am I guaranteed the centre of my choice?

While every effort will be made to provide access to childcare within each local area it may not always be possible. Parents/ carers may choose not to accept the offer of early learning and childcare. Transport will not be provided for children accessing early learning and childcare places.