Childcare Offer for Wales
Flintshire welcomes the Welsh Government’s announcement that their funded
childcare offer is to be expanded to a further seven local authorities across
Parents will receive a combined total of 30 hours of early education and
childcare during term time and up to 30 hours during school holidays. The
current free early education provided by the Foundation Phase will form part of
In North Wales, as one of the pilot authorities, Flintshire has led the
development of the childcare offer, alongside Anglesey and Gwynedd, and it will
now be made available in Wrexham and Conwy.
Flintshire will be lending their expertise to colleagues in Wrexham as our
neighbour introduces the Offer. In this process, Wrexham will maximise take up
by parents and childcare providers. Wrexham parents will be able to apply
online through a link on the Flintshire Family Information webpages or the
Childcare Offer webpage.
Flintshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Social Services, Councillor
Christine Jones, said:
“Flintshire has led a really successful pilot and developed our own bespoke
technology which has been held up as an example of best practice and, from
July, parents in Wrexham will be able to take advantage of our system to check
their eligibility and apply. In Flintshire alone, we have made a real
difference to 948 eligible families. Families in Flintshire are benefitting by
as much as £5,535 a year. Since September 2017, Flintshire has claimed just
over £1.5 million to support local families.
“We are also supporting the wellbeing of children and helping to address
childhood poverty in a very direct way by increasing working household’s
disposable incomes. Many families have told us this has had a positive impact
on their wellbeing.
“Also, 184 childcare providers have registered which shows how popular it is
To find out if you are eligible, check online at:
Further information can be obtained from the Flintshire Family Information
Service on 01352 703500 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wrexham’s Family Information Service and Childcare teams can be contacted on
01978 292094 or email@example.com.