Golden Tickets news

As you will be aware, we regularly contact parents whose children may be eligible for a funded two-year-old place. We have been notified by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) that we will not be provided with the Universal Credit (UC) list in January. Our latest batch of Golden Tickets are due to be sent out towards the end of January and they will not include those parents with two-year-olds that are eligible through Universal Credit. Our concern is that families may not be aware that they could be eligible for funding and will not apply because they have not received a Golden Ticket. The children affected are those that could be eligible now, through to April 2020.

Please could you encourage any families you think may be eligible to visit our website and if they think they qualify, apply for the funding at

Many thanks for your help,

Early Years Funding Team