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Childcare Offer for Wales - 3 to 4 year old (30 hours)

The Childcare Offer provides 30 hours of government funded Early Education and childcare to the working parents of 3 to 4 year olds across Wales for 48 weeks per year.

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Children with the date of birth 01/09/2020- 31/08/2021 may be eligible for funding – the application can be found here:

Applications for January 2025 will open on the 23rd October 2024.

Children with dates of birth between 01/09/2021- 05/01/2022 may be eligible for funding.

Expansion of the Childcare Offer to eligible parents in education or training

A parent in education or training who meets the eligibility criteria would be able to access the Offer from the point at which their course commences:

Definition of a parent in education or training; a parent in education or training can be a parent who is either:

  • Enrolled on a Higher Education (HE) undergraduate or postgraduate course that is at least 10 weeks in length. This includes courses delivered via distance learning.
  • Enrolled on a course that is at least 10 weeks in length and which is delivered at a Further Education (FE) Institution. This includes courses delivered via distance learning

This application is for the Childcare Offer CHILDCARE HOURS ONLY- to apply for Early Entitlement or Nursery education for Wrexham and Denbighshire please contact your local authority.

Any queries please email or telephone 03000 628 628.

If you require support in completing an application for the Childcare Offer for Flintshire, please do not hesitate to visit one of our ‘Connects’ branches/centres where they have self-service pc’s and connect advisors who are able to offer digital support and assistance.

Please see here for your local Connect branch/centre and opening times.