Childcare Offer - Information for Parents


Parent/Carer Drop-in Session

We are holding a Parent/Carer Drop-in Session, where you can find out more about the Childcare Offer. No need to book:

  • Tuesday 26 February 4-7pm
  • Barry Library, Kings Square, Barry

Further Information

How do I apply for the Childcare Offer?

Applications open on the 4 March and you will be able to apply online

To reduce delays please ensure you attach scans/photographs of the following supporting evidence:

  • Child's birth certificate
  • Parent’s Proof of residency (e.g. most recent Council Tax Statement, bank statement, utility bill)
  • If Employed: Parent's last three months wage slips

If Self-Employed: Self-Assessment Tax Return and unique tax reference (UTR) number (If self-employed for less than 12 months, UTR number and projected earnings for the year)

To apply for the 12.5 hours Foundation Nursery Phase please contact the School Admissions team on 01446 709844 or alternatively visit here

When can I apply?

You are able to access the offer from the term after your child’s 3rd birthday, up until they are offered a full time education place (usually the September after their 4th birthday).

You will be able to submit your application 8 weeks before the beginning of the term your child becomes eligible for the offer.

If your child is 3 before the 31 March 2019, you can apply from the 4 March 2019 and the Childcare Offer will start 29 April 2019.

If your child turns 3 between the 1 April and 31 August 2019, you can apply from the 8 July 2019 and the Offer will be available the 2 September 2019

Can I choose any childcare provider?

Yes, as long as they are willing to be part of the offer and they are registered with CIW. You can use up to 2 childcare providers. If you contact us, we can let you know about childcare in your area and those who have signed up to the Offer: 01446 704704 or visit our  website

Will I have to pay anything?

The childcare offer funds a maximum of 30 hours of early education and childcare per week. The funding from the government is for the education and care the professionals within the setting provide. It does not include food, transport or off-site activities that incur an extra charge and providers will be able to charge you for these.

More Information:

Parent FAQ’s

How will taking up the Childcare Offer effect my benefits?

Vale Childcare Offer website

Childcare Offer Guidance for Local Authorities

Welsh Government Childcare Offer Implementation

For all enquiries, please contact the Family Information Service:

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