The Childcare Offer For Wales (30 hours Childcare)

The Childcare Offer for Wales (30 hours Childcare) – currently suspended for new applications from 1st April 2020.

Following the written statement from Julie Morgan AM, Deputy Minister for Health & Social Services it has been agreed that Welsh Government will suspend the current Childcare Offer for Wales for three months from 1st April 2020. This is to enable them to focus their resources on supporting the childcare needs of critical workers and vulnerable children during the Coronavirus pandemic.

In summary:

  • The Childcare Offer for Wales will be closed to all new applications with immediate effect
  • Children already accessing the offer prior 18th March will continue to do so for the summer term
  • This is a temporary measure for three months and will be reviewed


Parents who are accessing the offer and who may have queries about their application / need to notify a change in circumstances, can contact The Childcare Offer Team in Blaenau Gwent on 01495 355 672  or by Email


We recently spoke with parents at Meithrinfa Pontnewydd. We asked them how the Welsh Government funded 30-hour Childcare Offer has benefitted their family. If you think you are eligible for the offer, applications can be made online. You will need to submit evidence such as proof of earnings, proof of address and child’s birth certificate/child’s passport. For further information about eligibility criteria, how to apply and latest updates, please visit the Torfaen Family Information Service website –

Posted by Torfaen on Friday, 27 September 2019