15 hours of Funded Early Education for your 2 year old....

We have been offering funded early education places for 2 year olds since September 2013 when the scheme was introduced.  Since that time we have had the pleasure of supporting dozens of 2 year olds as we prepare them for their next adventure, which is more often than not, a place in a maintained nursery.

We have created a space that 2 year olds love and there is plenty for them to explore and experience during their time with us.

Will it cost me anything for a place?

No if your child is eligible for a place then there is no cost to you.   15 hours of early education is provided by us and funded by our local authority.

What criteria makes me eligible for a funded 2 year old place?


To apply for a free early education and childcare place for your 2 year old child. You can claim a free place if you are in receipt and can provide evidence of one or more of the following:

  • Income Support

  • Income Based Jobseeker's Allowance

  • Income Related Employment and Support Allowance

  • Child Tax Credits and you have an annual income of under £16,190 before tax

  • Universal Credit and you have an annual income of under £16,190 before tax

  • Guaranteed Element of State Pension Credit

  • Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999

  • Working Tax Credits and earn no more than £16,190 joint income a year

  • Your child has a current statement of special educational needs (SEN) or an education, health and care plan

  • Your family is in receipt of Disability Living Allowance for the child

  • A child who has left care through special guardianship or an adoption or child arrangements order



Families Information Service

0800 138 4568


or click on the picture above and you'll go straight to their website and can complete the application online


or come and see me and I'll give you a paper version of the application form

How do I find out if my child is eligible for a place?

​​Your first point of contact is Doncaster Families Information Service.  They will be able to assess your circumstances, on their database and will let you know if you're entitled.  They can also let you have a list of providers who offer places for 2 year olds.

If you live in Skellow, Carcroft, Woodlands or the surrounding villages then we hope you will consider using Little Caterpillars.

Remember it is a parents' choice where they choose to send their child, so if you've already decided that you want your child to come to our setting then contact us for our current availability.  We are often oversubscribed and when this is the case we run a waiting list. 


You can put your name on our waiting list by clicking here and completing our short form.

If you would like any help at all in completing the forms, 'phoning Families Information Service or you just want to look around then please give me a call on 07865 979407.

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Little Caterpillars Early Years and Childcare

Emma Harris BA (Hons), Early Years Teacher and Trevor Harris Level 3 Qualified Forest School Practitioner
Ofsted Registered Childminding Provision and Childcare on Domestic Premises, Skellow, Doncaster
07865 979407 or 07918 101286  emma@little-caterpillars.co.uk