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Childcare Offer Implementation

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Taking Wales Forward commits the Welsh Government to providing 30 hours a week of government-funded early education and childcare for working parents of three and four year olds, for up to 48 weeks of the year.

The childcare offer is currently available to eligible parents across the whole of the following local authorities: 

  • Isle of Anglesey County Council
  • Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council
  • Caerphilly County Borough Council
  • Cardiff Council
  • Ceredigion County Council
  • Carmarthenshire County Council
  • Monmouthshire County Council
  • Conwy County Borough Council
  • Denbighshire County Council
  • Flintshire County Council
  • Gwynedd Council
  • Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council
  • Newport City Council
  • Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council
  • Torfaen County Borough Council
  • Wrexham County Borough Council

The Childcare Offer is currently available within selected areas of the following local authorities:

Swansea Council – the wards of: Bonymaen; Castle; Clydach; Cockett; Cwmbwrla; Dunvant; Gorseinon Gowerton; Killay North; Killay South; Kingsbridge; Landore; Upper Lougher; Lower Loughor; Mawr; Morriston; Penclawdd; Penderry; Penyrheol; Llangyfelach; Llansamlet; Mynyddbach; Penllegaer; Pontarddulais; Sketty; St Thomas; Townhill; Uplands; and West Cross.   

Neath Port Talbot - the wards of Aberavon, Allt-wen Baglan, Blaengwrach, Briton Ferry West, Briton Ferry East, Bryncoch North, Bryncoch South, Cadoxten, Cimla Coedfranc North, Coedfranc West, Crynant, Cwmllynfel,l Cymmer, Glyncorrwg, Godre’r Graig, Gwaun-Cae-Gurwen, Gwynfi, Lower Brynamman, Margam, Neath East, Onllwyn, Pontardawe, Port Talbot Resolven, Rhos, Sandfields East, Sandfields West , Seven Sisters Taibach Tonna, Trebanos, and Ystalyfera. 

By 31st January 2019 it will also be available in the remaining wards of Aberdulais, Bryn and Cwmavon Coedffranc Central Glynneath, Neath North, Neath South, North, Dyffryn and Pelenna.

Swansea, and Neath Port Talbot are proposing to proceed to full authority roll out from January 2019.

Implementation in Powys will begin in January 2019 in the following wards: Ystradgynlais, upper Swansea Valley and Gwernyfed,   followed by roll out across the  whole authority from April 2019. 

Bridgend, Pembrokeshire and Vale of Glamorgan will see the offer being delivered from April 2019.

If you live in one of these pilot areas, please visit your authorities website or your Family Information Service for more details on if you’re eligible for the offer and how to apply.