The Childcare Offer for Wales


What is the offer?

  • Eligible children could be entitled to up to 20 free hours of government funded childcare during term time in addition to the 10 hours already provided by the Foundation Phase every week.
  • During up to 9 weeks of school holidays, parents will be able to access up to 30 hours of funded childcare. 
  • Parents are able to choose any registered childcare setting that suits their personal and family circumstance, whether inside or outside of county, in agreement with the provider and the local authority. The childcare does not have to be delivered by the same provider as the Foundation Phase provision.  
  • Eligible children will be able to access the Offer until the September following their fourth birthday when they begin full-time education.


Your child can start the offer on
 Your Child turns 3 between?Your Child can start on the offer of; 
 1 September to 31 December   Beginning of the season on or after 1 January
 1 January to 31 March   Start of the season on or after 1 April
 1 April to 31 August   Start of the season on or after 1 September


How to apply?

If you meet the eligibility criteria above, please follow the below link below to make an application:

Get 30 hours of childcare for 3 and 4 year olds: Apply | GOV.WALES


More Information:

Information for Childcare Providers: 

Information for Parents and Carers: 

For more information on the Offer, take a look at the summary below: 


Contact us:

Parents are responsible for finding childcare that meets their requirements, however the Family Information Service can provide details of the childcare which is available in your area, please contact either:

Gwynedd Family Information Service