County Voice

Winter 2018

30 Hour Childcare Offer for Wales

It has been confirmed that the Council’s roll-out of the Welsh Government’s 30 hours a week funded education and childcare in Wales will be introduced in the county in January 2019, with the whole county benefitting from the roll-out at the same time.

Children will be eligible to access the offer from the beginning of the term following their third birthday until the September following their fourth birthday.

Eligible children will be entitled to up to 30 free hours of childcare and early years education for up to 48 weeks of the year with parents being able to choose any registered childcare setting that suits their personal and family circumstance.

To be eligible for free childcare, parents/ guardians must meet a set of criteria: their child must be aged 3 or 4; parents/ guardians work and earn the equivalent of at least 16 hours at national living wage or national minimum wage, or are in receipt of specific caring benefits and they must live in Denbighshire.

Information about how to register for the offer and general information on childcare can be found on our website or through the Family Information Service on 01745 815891.


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