The Childcare Offer for Wales: help with childcare costs for eligible parents of 3 to 4 year olds
Do you need help with childcare costs? Under the Childcare Offer for Wales, you could claim up to 30 hours of early education and childcare a week, for up to 48 weeks of the year. This government-funded childcare scheme aims to lessen the burden of childcare costs so that you can spend the money you’ve saved on the things that matter most to your family.
The Offer has already helped parents from all over Wales to return to work, increase their hours or work more flexibly. If you’re looking for a job, or thinking about going back into education or training, but are worried about childcare costs, this support could make all the difference.
Whatever the Offer means for you and your family, don’t miss out on your share of this childcare funding.
All parents wishing to receive Childcare Offer for Wales funded childcare from January 2023 will need to apply through the new national digital service. The online service is bilingual and can be accessed via a laptop, mobile phone or tablet.
When applying, you will need:
- Your child’s birth certificate
- Proof of address
- Proof of household income or enrolment on a higher or further education course
Parents accessing the Offer prior to January 2023
If you are already accessing the Offer prior to January 2023, there is nothing you need to do as you will remain on the current system until you become ineligible.
Parents wishing to receive the Offer during the 2022 autumn term
If you wish to receive the Offer during the 2022 autumn term, you will need to apply through your local Family Information Service rather than through the national digital service.