23 August 2012
Trafford Children and Young People's Service is pleased to announce the launch of a new Government-funded free early education scheme for two-year-olds.
Eligible children can apply for up to 10 hours per week of free early education at an approved provider who is part of the scheme.
Eligible groups include children in care, disabled children, teenage mums, asylum seekers and families claiming benefits such as Income Support, Jobseeker's Allowance and Child Tax Credit.
Executive Councillor Linda Blackburn said: "This funding will offer valuable support for parents whilst giving children a wonderful opportunity to develop their learning at an early age. This is all part of the council's ongoing commitment to providing the best possible support to families in Trafford."
For full details of the eligibility criteria and how places are allocated, please visit the Children's Services Directory at: http://trafford.childrensservicedirectory.org.uk/kb5/trafford/fsd/service.page?record=WUwNI-7oJIQ
You will also find an application form, downloadable guide to the scheme, an approved list of providers and a poster advertising the scheme should you wish to display one.