Childcare offer

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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.

The childcare offer is separate to the admission to nursery education application (sometimes called 'early education' or Rising 3).

To receive 30 hours of childcare during term time, you will need to have applied and been approved for the childcare offer and nursery education.

During the nine weeks of holiday entitlement, the full 30 hours is available under the childcare offer only.

Download our Childcare Offer FAQs leaflet (pdf)

Who can apply

You are eligible for the childcare offer if:

  • your child is 3 or 4 years old
  • 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

When to apply

Childcare Offer applications for children born between 1 April 2019 and 31 August 2019 can be submitted from 10 June 2022.

All complete applications submitted with all correct evidence by 8 July 2022 will be responded to by 25 July 2022, with a funding start date of 5 September 2022 (the beginning of Autumn Term). 

Incomplete applications received between 10 June 2022 – 8 July 2022 will take longer to process.

You can still apply after 8 July 2022, but funding may not be guaranteed for the start of the Autumn Term and cannot be backdated.

You must talk to your childcare provider first as the application form asks you to confirm which childcare provider you are using. 

View childcare offer providers in Newport

How to apply

Newport residents can apply for the childcare offer online:

Apply online for the childcare offer

Download the Welsh Government Childcare Offer Privacy Notice (pdf) 

If you have technical difficulties when completing the form please email with your name, address, postcode and, if you have one, an application number.

If you are unable to apply online please email Newport Family Information Service for help. 

Newport City Council is also responsible for processing childcare offer applications for Monmouthshire and Vale of Glamorgan residents.

Further information

Download the Childcare Offer for Wales leaflet (pdf)

Visit the Welsh Government Childcare Offer for Wales site.  


Call Newport Family Information Service (FIS) on 01633 210842 or email