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Welcome to Barnsley Councils Citizen Portal where you can apply for:

Free Childcare for Eligible 2 year olds

To apply you will need to create an account.

Please Note: You will now need to use the Parent Portal to Apply for a School Place

Applying for Free Childcare for Eligible 2 year olds

Before applying please ensure you have your read the eligibility criteria and Information found on the Barnsley Family Service Directory ( FSD)

The information pages contain details of:

  • How to apply
  • What to do next if you show as eligible
  • What to do if you show as not found or ineligible

Note : Please ensure you have your National Insurance number to complete the application

Finding good quality childcare can be a difficult task for parents. There are different types of childcare and lots of things to look out for. You can also look for OFSTED registered childcare by using our Family Service Directory.

If you'd like to talk to someone about your options and find out what childcare's available in your area, Families Information Service can help.

Please note: Applying for Free Childcare for 2 year olds is open all year.