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Information for providers

The childcare offer 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. Parents are no longer eligible for the offer during term time when their child is offered a full-time school place. However, they can continue to access nine weeks of childcare during holidays.

In Bridgend County Borough, full-time nursery education is offered at three.

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.


Childcare providers will receive £5 per child per hour. If you normally charge more than this, you cannot ask parents to pay a top-up rate.

You can charge for food, transport and off-site activities which incur a cost. The Welsh Government guidelines are that parents should not be charged more than £9 per day. This would include three meals at £2.50 per meal and 2 snacks at a charge of 75p per snack.

For a half-day session parents should not be charged more than £5.75. This includes two meals at £2.50 per meal plus a snack at a charge of 75p per snack. When a meal is not provided but children receive a snack, parents should not be charged more than 75p for this.

The childcare offer will start in 2019 in Bridgend. To keep up to date, please visit our website and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

For more specific information or if you would like to register as a provider please contact:


Bridgend Childcare Offer Team

Bridgend County Borough Council
Telephone: 01656 642649

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