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Cyngor Sir Ynys Môn - Isle of Anglesey County Council

Childcare Offer for Wales


Applications are open for eligible children with a date of birth between 1 September 2018 and 31 December 2019.

What is the offer?

  • Eligible children could be entitled to up to 20 free hours of government funded childcareduring term time in addition to the 10 hours already provided by the Foundation Phase every week.
  • During up to 9 weeks of school holidays, parents will be able to access up to 30 hours of funded childcare.
  • Parents are able to choose any registered childcare setting that suits their personal and family circumstance, whether inside or outside of county, in agreement with the provider and the local authority. The childcare does not have to be delivered by the same provider as the Foundation Phase provision.  
  • Eligible children will be able to access the offer until the September following their fourth birthday when they begin full-time education.

Your child's third birthday

When your child can start on the offer

1 September to 31 December

Start of term on or after 1 January

1 January to 31 March

Start of term on or after 1 April

1 April to 31 August

Start of term on or after 1 September

Eligibility

To be eligible for free childcare you must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Your child is aged 3 or 4 years and is able to access part time Foundation Phase Education.
  • You live in Anglesey, Gwynedd or Conwy.
  • All parents, or co-habiting couples, in the household work the equivalent of at least 16 hours at national living wage or national minimum wage (please see table on next page). Or are enrolled on a further or higher education course. (Parents will not to be eligible if they earn more than £100,000 per annum - this is a per parent limit).
  • One parent is employed/in education or training and one parent has substantial caring responsibilities based on specific benefits received for caring.
  • Both parents are employed/in education or taining but one or both parents are temporarily away from the workplace on parental, maternity, paternity or adoption leave.
  • Both parents are employed/in education or taining but one or both parents are temporarily away from the workplace on statutory sick pay.
  • One parent is employed/in education or taining and one parent is disabled or incapacitated based on receipt of specific benefits.

Eligible benefits second parent may be in receipt of (parent 1 will need to be working equivalent of 16 hours per week):

  • Incapacity Benefit
  • Carers Allowance
  • Severe Disablement Allowance
  • Long term Incapacity Benefit
  • Employment and Support Allowance (ESA), or National Insurance credits on the grounds of incapacity for work or limited capability for work

A parent in education or training can be a parent who is either:

  • enrolled on a higher education (HE) undergraduate or postgraduate course that is at least 10 weeks in length. This includes courses delivered via distance learning
  • enrolled on a course that is at least 10 weeks in length and which is delivered at a further education (FE) institution. This includes courses delivered via distance learning

Re-check policy

Once applications are passed, parents will be contacted every term in order to re-submit proof of income.

This table shows income based on minimum wage working 16 hours per week. If your income is below the total for your age range you will not be eligible.
 Age

Hourly

Weekly

Monthly

Yearly

23+

£9.50

£152

£658.67

£7904

21 to 22

£9.18

£146.88

£636.48

£7637.76

18 to 20

£6.83

£109.28

£473.55

£5682.56

Under 18

£4.81

£76.96

£333.49

£4001.92

Apprentice rate

£4.81

£76.96

£333.49

£4001.92

Apply

All parents who want to get childcare funded by the Childcare Offer for Wales need to apply through the national digital service.

Apply for the Childcare Offer for Wales

Helpline

If you want to talk to someone about your application you can ring the national helpline number on 03000 628 628

Childminders on Anglesey

For a list of childminders on Anglesey, please email childcareandplayanglesey@anglesey.gov.wales