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Information for parents

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 when their child is offered a full-time school place. However, they can continue to access nine weeks of childcare during holidays.

The offer is a combination of the existing Foundation Phase Nursery (FPN) provision for three and four-year-olds, and additional funded childcare which includes childminders. The offer extends to after school hours, weekends and school holidays.

To qualify, you must:

  • have a child that is three or four years old
  • earn on average a weekly minimum equivalent to, or more than, 16 hours at national minimum wage (NMW) or national living wage (NLW)
  • earn less than £100,000 per year

If you are in a single-parent family you need to be working and if you are in a two-parent family you both need to be working.

If you are self-employed or on a zero hours contract you need to be able to prove this by providing the relevant documents. The offer is available during maternity leave and to those on long term sickness.

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

Contact

Bridgend Childcare Offer Team

Bridgend County Borough Council
Telephone: 01656 642649

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