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Welsh Government 30-hour Education/Childcare Offer

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 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. Others are taking training opportunities to develop their skills, change their job or even start their own business.

The aim is to give working parents a bit of extra money every month, to spend on the things that are important to their family.

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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When will my child become eligible?

The chart below explains when you can apply for the Childcare Offer:

your child is born between Eligible from Eligible to Applications open
1 January 2017 - 31 March 2017 1 September 2020 (start of Autumn term) DELAYED – CHILDCARE OFFER WAS SUSPENDED 31 August following their 4th birthday 2021 10 August 2020
1 April 2017 - 31 August 2017 1 September 2020 (start of Autumn term) 31 August following their 4th birthday 2021 31 August 2020
1 September 2017 - 31 December 2017 4 January 2021 (start of Spring term) 31 August following their 4th birthday 2022 23 November 2020
1 January 2018 - 31 March 2018 12 April 2021 (start of Summer term) 31 August following their 4th birthday 2022 8 March 2021
1 April 2018 - 31 August 2018 2 September 2021 (start of Autumn term) 31 August following their 4th birthday 2022 5 July 2021
1 September 2018 - 31 December 2018 4 January 2022 (start of Spring term) 31 August following their 4th birthday 2023 15 November 2021
1 January 2019 – 31 March 2019 25 April 2022 (start of Summer term) 31 August following their 4th birthday 2023  

If you apply before these dates, your application will be automatically rejected and you will need to reapply after the application open date.

For more information on childcare within Merthyr Tydfil please visit https://www.merthyrfis.org/childcare-search/ 

If you have any questions regarding the offer in Merthyr Tydfil email stacey.chamberlain@merthyr.gov.uk 

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