2 Year Olds

Our 2 year olds group is available Monday to Friday from 8.00am until 5.30pm.   We do our best to work with families to meet their needs and try to be as flexible to meet family life. Many of our families access the 2 year old group from 9.15am until 2.15pm over 3 days.

Please talk to the office to see how we can accommodate your preferences.

We offer free places for children the term after they turn 2 years old.

We offer a mix of free places and those where families have the option to pay.


Two year olds in families who get any of the following may be able to have free early learning and childcare:

  • Families in receipt of non-working benefits
  • Families with a total household income of less than £16,190. This will be recorded in your awards notice.
  • Children receiving Disability Living Allowance.
  • Children with an Education, Health and Care Plan.
  • Support under Part VI of the immigration and Asylum Act 1999.
  • Children looked after by the local authority or left care through a special guardianship, adoption or residence order.


How do I Check my Eligibility

To check if your child is eligible visit your local Children’s Centre or pop into Nursery where Lynn or Margaret will be able to help you.

Eligibility Checker form

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You will need to provide your National Insurance number and award notice (TC-602).

If your child is eligible you will receive a letter of confirmation which contains a list of Early Years and Childcare Registered Providers in your area.

You can also get a list of Early Years and childcare Registered Providers in other areas of Stockport by visiting the council’s website; www.stockport.gov.uk/earlyyears

Contact the registered provider to arrange a visit and take your proof of eligibility letter with you.

Agree a start date.


When can you have a place?

A child turns 2 between Free place from
1 September and 31 December Start of January (Spring term)
1 January and 31 March After Easter (Summer term)
1 April and 31 August Start of September (Autumn Term)

 Paid for Places


We can offer families the option of paying for sessions at the fee of £6 per hour. Once you have chosen your session we will consider this to be a commitment and due to demand you will be expected to pay for them each week.

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