Childcare Offer – information for childcare providers

Information for childcare providers

Childcare Offer – Information for childcare providers

The Childcare Offer for Wales provides 30 hours a week of funded childcare and early education for up to 48 weeks of the year. It can be accessed by eligible working parents of three to four year olds.

The offer is available from the term after a child’s third birthday until the September following their fourth birthday.

Childcare providers do not need to deliver both the early education and childcare elements of the offer. Some children will continue to access early education in maintained settings (nursery classes in schools).

Visit the Childcare Offer – Information for parents section for details about eligibility and how to apply.


Please refer to the latest Welsh Government Guidance: Childcare for 3 and 4 year olds: policy guidance for providers | GOV.WALES

When a parent’s circumstances change

It is the parent’s responsibility to tell us and you, their childcare provider, if their circumstances change which might mean they are no longer eligible for funding. Details and the notification form is available on our Childcare Offer for Wales – Information for parents section.

How to become a Childcare Offer childcare provider

To register as a Childcare Offer provider, you must be registered with the Care Inspectorate for Wales (CIW).

Once registered, please complete our online application form and the DBS Record Form below.

Return completed forms to

Once we have received your application, a Childcare Development Officer will contact you with further details and support you in completing our Funding Agreement.

For further details visit the Welsh Government Guidance for Providers.


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