NYCC Golden Ticket Letter Approach – Two year old funding
As part of the “Grow and Learn” Pilot Project, NYCC will be trialling a county wide Golden Ticket letter approach to families who are eligible for two year old funding. All eligible families, including children in receipt of Disability Living Allowance, will be sent a Golden Ticket letter advising that their child will be eligible for up to 15 hours a week of two year old government funding. They will need to contact the early years provider directly and take their Golden Ticket letter, and child’s birth certificate, to access their 15 hour government funded place. This approach is successfully used by many other local authorities and will remove the barrier of families having to apply for the funding as well as help increase uptake.
There will be no changes to the application process for children who are: out of county; supported under part 6 of the Immigration & Asylum Act 1999, looked after children (LAC); left the care of the local authority; have a Statement of Special Education Needs or an Education Health and Care Plan.