The Welsh Government childcare offer has been available in all areas of Newport since October 2018.
A maximum 30 hours of combined education and childcare will be offered to eligible working parents of 3 and 4 year olds for up to 48 weeks of the year.
The offer is available for children from the term after their third birthday until the September following their fourth birthday when they are offered a full-time education place.
Who can apply?
You are eligible for the childcare offer if:
- your child is 3 or 4 years old
- you live in Newport
- both parents work if you are a two parent family
- you work at least 16 hours at the national minimum or living wage
- you earn a weekly minimum equivalent of 16 hours at the national minimum wage (NMW) or national living wage (NLW) (around £111 and £115 a week at the current 21-24 NMW and NLW rate respectively) but less than £100k per year
Download our Childcare Offer FAQs leaflet (pdf)
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How to apply
You can apply for your Childcare Offer funding for eligible children (born between 1 April 2016 and 31 August 2016) from 10 June 2019.
All complete applications submitted with the correct evidence by 28 June 2019 will be responded to by 19 July, with a funding start date from 2 September 2019 (the beginning of autumn Term).
Incomplete applications received between 10 – 28 June 2019 will take longer to process.
You can still apply after 28 June but funding may not be guaranteed for the start of the term.
Before applying for the childcare offer you need to arrange a childcare place with a provider that is registered with the Care Inspectorate Wales (CIW) and is able to meet your childcare requirements.
You should talk to your childcare provider first as the childcare offer application form asks you to confirm which childcare provider you are using.
Download the Welsh Government Childcare Offer Privacy Notice (pdf)
If you have technical difficulties when completing the form please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, address, postcode and, if you have one, an application number.
We will get back to you as soon as possible.
If you are unable to apply online please contact us below for help.
For help in completing the application contact your local community hub:
Download the Childcare Offer for Wales leaflet (pdf)
Visit the Welsh Government Childcare Offer for Wales site.
Call Newport Family Information Service (FIS) on 0800 328 8483 or email email@example.com