The Childcare Offer For Wales is a Welsh Government initiative and will provide eligible working parents with 30 hours childcare for 3-4 year olds only.
The 30 hours childcare will be a combination of early education (between 10 – 12.5 hours) and childcare (between 17.5 – 20 hours), for up to 48 weeks per year. Eligible children will be able to access 30 hours childcare from the term after their 3rd birthday, until they enter full time education.
The Childcare Offer for Wales will be implemented the across the whole of Torfaen from September 2018, with applications opening July 2018.
Eligible working parents will need to be earning more than the equivalent of 16 hours at national minimum wage and be a resident in Torfaen. If part of a couple, both parents must be working and meet this requirement. An upper income cap for working parents is set at £100,000, each.
Parents of children entering nursery education from September 2018 onwards will receive a letter detailing the registration process.
The Childcare Offer for Wales is also currently being piloted in specific areas of Anglesey, Caerphilly, Cardiff, Conwy, Flintshire, Gwynedd, Neath Port Talbot, Newport, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Swansea and Wrexham. It will be available in all of Blaenau Gwent and Ceredigion . If you live in one of the pilot areas please contact your Family Information Service;
Anglesey FIS: 01248 725888
Blaenau Gwent FIS: 08000 32 33 39
Caerphilly FIS: 01443 86 32 32
Cardiff FIS: 02920351700
Ceredigion FIS: 01545 574187
Conwy FIS: 01492 577850 / 577788
Flintshire FIS: 01352 703500
Gwynedd FIS: 01248 725800
Neath Port Talbot FIS: 01639 873 018
Newport FIS: 0800 328 8483
Rhondda Cynon Taf FIS : 0800 180 4151
Swansea FIS : 01792 517222
Wrexham FIS: 01978 292094