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Most working parents of 3 or 4 year old children could be getting government help with childcare costs.

Under the Childcare Offer for Wales, you could claim 30 hours of early education and childcare in Wales a week for up to 48 weeks of the year. It aims to make life a little bit easier for parents by offering help with childcare costs.

The offer has already helped parents from all over Wales to return to work, increase their hours or work more flexibly.

Whatever the offer means for you and your family, don’t miss out on your share of government help with childcare.

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Applications for the Childcare Offer For Wales are open right now across Wales.

If you are a childcare provider, you can find information and guidance on the Welsh Government website. 

What’s included in the offer?

The Welsh Government Childcare Offer for Wales means that most working parents of 3 to 4 year olds can now claim funds towards the cost of childcare.

This means 30 hours of early education and childcare in Wales for eligible parents.

The 30 hours is made up of a minimum of 10 hours early education a week and a maximum of 20 hours a week of childcare.

It is available for 48 weeks of the year, meaning that the offer can help with childcare cover for some of the school holidays.

Find out more about the Childcare Offer for Wales and apply here.

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