You can get help paying for childcare if it’s from a registered provider such as:
- childminder, nursery, cylch meithrin, play scheme or club
- childminder with a registered childminder agency or childcare agency
Schemes that could be available for you
Childcare Offer for Wales
Working parents of 3 and 4 year olds may get a maximum 30 hours of combined education and childcare.
Find out more: Childcare Offer for Wales
Child Tax Credit
Help for families with children and working people on low incomes.
Find out more: Child Tax Credit
Education Maintenance Allowance
Pupils from low-income families who wish to remain in school beyond the statutory school leaving age may be able to claim the Education Maintenance Allowance.
Find out more: Education Maintenance Allowance
European Funded programme (PaCE)
Help for eligible parents who are out of work and have difficulty taking up training or employment because of childcare.
Find out more: European Funded programme
Up to 12.5 hours of childcare is available for children aged 2-3 years free during the three school terms if you live in a Flying Start area. Use the postcode checker to see if you qualify for the scheme or not.
Find out more: Flying Start
You may be eligible for your child to claim free school meals. Please check with your schools or fill in the application.
Find out more: Free school meals
You may be eligible for your child to claim free school transport. Please check with your schools or fill in the application.
Find out more: Free school transport
National Insurance credits
You may be entitled if you are a grandparent, or other family member, caring for a child under 12 years old, usually while the parent or main carer is working.
Find out more: National Insurance credits
Pupil Development Grant (school uniform grant)
Families who are on lower incomes and qualify for certain benefits can submit a claim if they have a child in school from Reception to Year 11.
Find out more: Pupil Development Grant
Student Finance Wales
Qualifying students in higher education may be able to claim a childcare grant.
Students in further education studying in Wales may also be able to claim help with the cost of childcare from the Financial Contingency Fund.
Ask for details at your college's student support office.
Find out more: Student Finance Wales
Other Financial Support for 16+
A student may be eligible for other financial support.
Find out more: Other financial support for 16+
Tax-free childcare scheme
Helping working families with the cost of childcare.
Find out more: Tax-free childcare scheme
A benefit for people out of work or on a low income.
Find out more: Universal Credit
Working Tax Credit
Help families with children and working people on low incomes.
Find out more: Working Tax Credit
UK Government: Help paying for your childcare
Government help with childcare costs for parents.
Whether you have toddlers or teens, you could get support.
Find out more: HM Government advice
For further support please call us on 01248 725 888 Monday to Friday between the hours of 8.45am to 5pm.
Ask for Teulu Môn.