Early years education

Newport City Council offers every 3 year old child in Newport a free part-time place in an education establishment in the term following their third birthday.

Read about applying for a place for your 3 year old

Registered education providers

'Non-maintained settings' include playgroups and private day nurseries who are registered with Newport City Council. 

Some playgroups and private day nurseries are recognised as registered education providers of free part-time education for 3 and 4 year olds. 

Children who live in Newport and who attend one of these places may be entitled to funding to cover a half-time early years education place (term time only).

Funding will be paid directly to the provider and children must attend a minimum of three sessions on separate days to be eligible. 

Funding may not cover the usual charge of the setting and you may still incur a charge.

Please speak to individual providers to discuss this in more detail.

Your child's education session can take place in two registered education provider establishments although you cannot access more than five sessions per week.

In addition, you are not permitted to access a morning and an afternoon session on the same day even if it is at your second non-maintained setting. 

If you are found to be doing this while knowingly claiming the free education session, you will be asked to refund the money that has been paid. 

Please telephone 0800 328 84 83 for further information.

Find registered early education providers in Newport 

Read more about nursery admissions in Newport

'Wrap around' is the term given to childcare for 3 and 4 year olds that ‘wraps around’ the 2.5 hour early years education session to offer parents extended childcare and is usually offered by playgroups, cylchoedd meithrin or day nurseries.

Read about other childcare options in Newport.

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