If you're applying for the first time, you will need to create an account first, using the 'Create Account' button, and verify your email address before you can submit your application.
If you have used the Parent Portal before, you can log back into your account to view the outcome of a previous application(s) or to submit a new application(s).
Before applying please read the guidance below
As a parent or carer of a child, you can use this portal to see if your child may be entitled to a free childcare place for up to 15 hours per week. You may be eligible if you meet one of the following criteria:
Or your child:
If you are a two parent family please ensure the parent/carer who meets the eligibility criteria above completes this application.
To begin using the portal, create an account using the ‘Create Account’ link at the top of this page. If you have already created an account, please use the ‘Log In’ link provided.
If you meet the following criteria then you may be eligible for free early education and childcare for two year olds, however, you cannot apply through the Redbridge Parent Portal online and must complete an application form, click here for more details:
Once you have completed an EY Application you will receive an email confirming the outcome of your application.
If you need further assistance on Two Year Old funding please contact the FiND Helpline on 0800 587 7500 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
All children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are entitled to a free school meal. However, if your child is in Reception, Year 1 or Year 2 and you receive one of the listed qualifying benefits, you should make an application for free school meals as the school your child attends will receive extra funding. This extra funding should benefit your child's education through additional support provided at the school.
If your child is in Year 3 or above, and you receive one of the listed qualifying benefits, you should make an application for free school meals.
Children who receive Income Support or Income Based Job Seekers Allowance in their own right are also entitled to receive free school meals.
The information provided allows for an automated check via the Eligibility Checking Service, if the result is inconclusive then we will email you to request proof of benefit.
If your child is entitled, we will email you and the school to inform you of the start date entitlement.
All communication regarding Free School Meals is via email only.
Experiencing Problems accessing this site?
If you are trying to make an application for Free Early Learning Places for 2 years old's and are experiencing problems creating an account or logging into your existing account please email email@example.com.
If you are trying to make an application for Free School Meals and are experiencing problems creating an account or logging into your existing account please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Using a tablet/smartphone? Access the menu items including the 'Create Account' and 'Login' links using the menu in the top right hand corner.