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Welsh Government funded childcare

Funded childcare for 3-4 year olds.

The offer provides eligible parents with a combined 30 hours of government funded childcare and early years provision for up to 48 weeks per year. This includes 39 weeks of term time hours and 9 weeks towards the 13 weeks holiday periods. Note: there will be 4 holiday weeks unfunded.

For full details of the offer, including eligibility and how to make an application please go to:

For all queries, please contact the national helpline on 0300 062 8628


When will I be able to apply for the offer?


When to apply
School year 2023 - 2024
Autumn term - Friday 1 September 2023Spring term - Monday 8 January 2024Summer term - Monday 8 April 2024
All children whose birthday falls between 17 April 2023 and 31 August 2023All children whose birthday falls between 1 September 2023 and 7 January 2024All children whose birthday falls between 8 January 2024 and 7 April 2024



How will taking up the offer affect my benefits?

You can find out more at: offer (opens new window).

Tax free childcare

The government's tax-free childcare scheme offers up to £2,000 a year per child towards childcare costs, including nursery, childminder and wraparound care. Full details can be found at:

Family Information Service (FIS)

The Family Information Service (FIS) is a free impartial information and advice service for ALL parents / carers of children and young people aged between 0-20 and the professionals who work with them.