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Childcare Offer - 3 and 4 year old Government Funded Childcare

Gwynedd and Anglesey have been chosen to pilot the Welsh Government funded childcare offer for 3 and 4 year old children of working parents.

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Applications now open for children with a date of birth between 01/01/2015 - 31/03/2015

Eligible children in this age group will be able to start claiming their childcare from the 9th April.

(Applications still open for children with a date of birth between 01/09/2013 - 31/12/2014)

Eligible children could be entitled to up to 20 free hours of government funded childcare during term time in addition to the 10 hours already provided by the Foundation Phase. During 9 weeks of school holidays, parents will be able to access up to 30 hours of funded childcare.

Eligible children will be able to access the offer from the beginning of the term following their third birthday until the September following their fourth birthday when they begin full-time education.

Parents who live in the pilot areas 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.

Who is eligible?

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

  • Your child is aged 3 or 4 years
  • You live in one of the specified pilot areas
  • You work and earn the equivalent of at least 16 hours at national living wage or national minimum wage; or are in receipt of specific caring benefits

How to apply

To apply you will need to complete an application form and return it to us. We will then check your eligibility and write to you to confirm if you are eligible.

If you live in one of these areas you may be eligible:

Llangefni, Capel Coch, Ceint, Llanddyfnan, Llangwyllog, Maenaddwyn, Mynydd Bodafon, Talwrn, Tregaian.

Beaumaris, Llangoed, Llandegfan, Menai Bridge, Llanfairpwll.

Llanddaniel, Llanedwen, Brynsiencyn.

Dwyran, Niwbwrch, Llangaffo.

Additional areas now included in the pilot scheme

Valley, Llanyhnghenedl, Four Mile Bridge, Rhoscolyn, Trearddur Bay, Llanfihangel yn Nhywyn, Holyhead Mountain, LLaingoch, Bodedern, Aberffraw, Rhosneigr, Llanfachraeth, Llanfwrog, Rhydwyn, Llanfaethlu, Carreglefn, Tregele, Llanfairynghornwy, Llanfechell, Rhosybol, Llandyfrydog, Pentre Felin, Burwen, Moelfre, Brynrefail, Brynteg, Tynygongl, Benllech, Llanbedrgoch, Gors Coch, Red Wharf Bay, Pentraeth Llanddona, Rhoscefnhir, Penmynydd, Gaerwen, Penter Berw, Llangristiolus, Bodorgan, Malltraeth. 

Further information

For more information about the childcare offer please contact the Gwynedd & Anglesey Childcare Unit on 01248 352436 or email

Parents are responsible for finding childcare that meets their requirements, however the Family Information Service can provide details of the childcare which is available in your area, please contact either:

Gwynedd-Ni on 01286 675570 or e-mail

Teulu Môn on 01248 725888 or e-mail

Please note: the Welsh Government are only piloting the government-funded childcare offer in limited areas within Gwynedd & Anglesey at the moment. Making an application does not guarantee a place.

Last update: 21 February 2018 Give feedback on this page
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