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Luton Borough Council

Golden Ticket - childcare funding

 

Time for 2s Golden Ticket childcare funding 

What's a Golden Ticket?

We post Golden Tickets to some eligible families to let them know they qualify for funded childcare for their 2 year old, based on information received from the Department for Work and Pensions.

Non-transferable Golden Tickets include a unique reference number, which you can take to your chosen childminder, nursery or preschool. This is evidence that you're eligible to receive up to 15 hours funded childcare per week during term time (or fewer hours per week stretched over the whole year).

The date you can claim your funded childcare place will depend on when your child’s second birthday is:

  • 1 January to 31 March - claim at the beginning of term on or after 1 April
  • 1 April to 31 August - claim at the beginning of term on or after 1 September
  • 1 September to 31 December - claim at the beginning of term on or after 1 January

You may still be eligible for funded childcare for your 2 year old even if you didn't receive a golden ticket in the post.

Where can I use my Golden Ticket?

Golden Tickets can be used at many childminders, nurseries and pre-schools in Luton. Check to see if you're eligible here.

Where can I use my Golden Ticket?

Golden Tickets can be used at many childminders, nurseries and pre-schools in Luton.

Download a list of funded childcare providers in Luton

How do I use my Golden Ticket?

If you know which childcare provider you'd like to use, you can take your Golden Ticket to them directly. The childcare provider will need to take some additional details from you to check you're entitled to the funding on the computer system.

If the system says you're eligible they can then discuss a start date with you for your child to start.

If the system says you're not eligible, they can contact us (Family Information Service) with the unique reference number on your Golden ticket and we'll help the provider.

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