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Talk childcare - The offer for Wales

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FIS provide information and advice on local services for 0-25 year olds, from childcare to holiday activities.

We intend to provide 30 hours a week of free early education and childcare for working parents of 3 and 4 year olds in Wales, for 48 weeks of the year.

What will the offer be?

We want our childcare offer to be as clear and easy to access as possible so that parents can continue to choose the providers that best suit their needs.

Parents will receive a combined total of 30 hours of early education and childcare during term time. The current free early education provided by the Foundation Phase will form part of this offer.

For 9 weeks of the year, outside of term time, parents will receive 30 hours per week of childcare.

When will it become available?

We’ll be testing the offer in areas of some local authorities from September 2017 to make sure it works for parents and childcare providers.

This will be followed by wider roll-out across Wales. Keep a look out for #TalkChildcare on social media to join in our online conversation.

If you have comments on the #TalkChildcare campaign, or on the offer itself, please get in touch with us through our or write to us at:

Childcare Offer Team
Welsh Government
Cathays Park
2nd Floor North
CF10 3NQ.