10 Hours Free Nursery Education (Foundation Phase) for 3 Year Olds

Here in Gwynedd your child is entitled to 10 hours a week, part-time nursery education at the age of 3. Your child would start Foundation Phase nursery education from the term following her third birthday.

Child's BirthdayWhen can my child start Foundation Phase nursery? 
 1 September to 31 December The beginning of term on or after 1 January
 1 January to 31 March The beginning of term on or after 1 April
1 April to 31 August The beginning of term on or after 1 September

Nursery education is provided through the Cylchoedd Meithrin, Nurseries or Playgroups. It must be remembered that not every Cylch Meithrin, Nursery or Playgroup is registered as a Nursery Education Provider. See a list of approved settings here by choosing ‘Offers funded Foundation Phase nursery places’ in the ‘Facility’ options and filter your result. Cylchoedd Meithrin and Nurseries.

If your child claims these hours within a Cylch Meithrin or Nursery then appropriate forms are available from the leader / manager.

If your child's date of birth is between 1 April and 31 August and the school term starts September your entitlement to 10 hours of nursery education will be included in your child's registration for entry to nursery school and you will not be required to do nothing further.