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All children aged 3 and 4 years old in England are eligible to receive up to 15 hours of free education weekly for 38 weeks within one year.

Some 2 year olds are eligible to obtain free education if student parents are already receiving:

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Child Tax Credit and have a yearly income less than £16,190
  • Support obtained from part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act
  • The guaranteed part of the State Pension Credit

Starting in September 2014, more children will be able to get free early education if the conditions below are fulfilled:

  • You are receiving the Working Tax Credits and earning less than £16,190 per annum
  • They have special education requirements
  • They are receiving the Disability Living Allowance

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