Providing Childcare

Ysgol Gymunedol playing children

Providing Childcare

Toddler Craft Play

Providing Childcare

Childcare Briefing in meeting room

Providing Childcare

Children in aprons making food

Providing Childcare

Childminders – look after up to 10 children from 0 to 12 years old in their own home. They must be registered, inspected and regulated by CIW (Care Inspectorate Wales). They are based in the community, which means children can go to playgroups/cylchoedd meithrin and parent and toddler groups.  We provide training and support you from registration and throughout your childminding career. For further information please contact Avril Rees, Childminder Development and Training Officer on 01267 246554.

Childminding Registration Process for Prospective Childminders

Registration Process for Prospective Childminders

Day Nurseries – provides registered early education and childcare for young children from 0 to 12 years old. They usually open from early morning to early evening and offer a caring, safe, stimulating environment either as full day care or part-time care and some will offer care before and after school and in the holidays for older children too.  Thinking of setting up a nursery? We can support you with information, guidance during the registration process and continued support thereafter. For further information please contact Susan James Childcare Business Development Officer on 01267 246552.

After School Clubs/Holiday Clubs – Provides a care service for school children at the end of a school day. After School Clubs can be both registered and unregistered dependent on service hours offered. Holiday clubs registered with CIW are also a valuable service for children during school holidays.  Thinking of setting up a Club? We can support you with information, guidance during the registration process and continued support thereafter. For further information please contact Terena Davies-Tommason Childcare Business Development Officer on 01267 246785. 

Free Breakfast Clubs are run by the Local Authority at some schools within the County. There are also some Breakfast Clubs which incur a fee. Please contact your child’s school for further information.

 

Cylch Meithrin/Playgroups – a place where children between 2 and 4 years old can attend for a morning or afternoon session mainly during term time. Offering a safe and stimulating environment where children play, learn and socialise. For further information please contact Mudiad Meithrin or Wales PPA.

Training Courses

We support your setting by providing a termly training programme offering mandatory training courses as required by CIW which are open to all childcare and play providers within Carmarthenshire. For further information please contact Ruth Davies Training Officer 01267 246560

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Training Programme April 2018-July 2018

Grants and Support

We are also able to offer Start up Grants, Resource Grants for Additional Needs and Sustainability Grants to help build and maintain your service. For further information please contact Susan James, Business Development Officer 01267 246552.

Link to Sustainability Grant E-Form

 

Thank you very much for your help. You have responded to my requests so quickly and with such friendliness and it is really appreciated. I hope the Council know what a credit you are to them.
Posted by Childcare Provider, Carmarthenshire
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