Looking for Childcare
Providing free care for children of critical workers
Childcare for children aged 0-3 years old
Coronavirus Childcare Assistance Scheme (C-CAS)
Please visit Carmarthenshire County Council website to access the online application for the Coronavirus Childcare Assistance Scheme (C-CAS) link below.
We will confirm your eligibility by email. * Please note applications are processed between 9am and 3pm Monday – Friday only
(Check if you meet the Welsh Government’s eligibility of being a critical worker as set out in this link https://gov.wales/coronavirus-key-critical-workers. Please access childcare only when it is needed for you to perform your critical duties.)
Below is a list of available childcare for 0-3 year olds currently open in Carmarthenshire for critical workers:
*Parents/Carers please check availability with you chosen Childcare Provider prior to completing the C-CAS Funding Application form.
Myrtle House, Llanelli (foodbank is located here to) 01554 744791
Coed Derw, Llangennech 01554 228658
Top Totz, Llanelli 01554 899789 or 07749297963 firstname.lastname@example.org
Buttercups Day Nursery, Furnace, Llanelli 07565582771 email@example.com
Brambly Hill, Llanelli, 01554 783435 firstname.lastname@example.org (opening 15th June)
Cwtsh Cynnes, Penygroes, Llanelli 01269 831571, 07816 993741 (opening 8th June)
Busy Bugs, Kidwelly 01554 890796, 07581865768 email@example.com (opening 8th June)
Gamfa Wen, 01267 676645
Little Bambinos Cwmffrwd 01267 243442
Pobl Bach, Johnstown, Carmarthen 01267 234900
Pobl Bach, Llangunnor, 01267 233244 (opening 1st June)
Meithrinfa Liliwenfach, Carmarthen 01267 469248 Meithrinfa-Liliwenfach-Nursery@hotmail.com
Glenholme Nursery, Carmarthen 01267 232830
Cae’r Ffair, Gorslas firstname.lastname@example.org 01269 833844 (opening 1st June)
Cywion Bach nursery, Idole, email@example.com 01267 610345 (opening 1st June)
Ysgubor Fach, Bancyfelin firstname.lastname@example.org 01267 211611, 07432 018920 (opening 16th June)
Meithrinfa Twts Tywi Nursery, Llandeilo, 01550 779039, 07772683233 email@example.com
Cwtsh y Clos, Llanarthne, 01558 678014, firstname.lastname@example.org (opening 1st June)
Dechrau Disglair Nursery, St Clears, 01994 232844 email@example.com
Jac y Do 01269 592226
Camau Bach, Drefach (Near to Cross Hands) 01269 844228
Pitter Patter Day Nursery, Pontarddulais, Swansea firstname.lastname@example.org 01792 883299
Cylch Meithrin Llanddarog and Cylch Meithrin Drefach 07577 648443
Cylchoedd Drefach a Llanddarog and Ffynnonwen
A number of Childminders remain open, please e-mail ChildrenInfo@carmarthenshire.gov.uk or phone 01267 246555 for contact details.
If you are still unable to find suitable childcare please e-mail ChildrenInfo@carmarthenshire.gov.uk or phone 01267 246555.
*Please note places in childcare will be highly limited and only particularly vulnerable children and the children of critical workers whose work is critical to the COVID-19 response should be attending during this time. If you are classed as a critical worker but are able to perform the critical parts of your job effectively when working from home, then you should do so.
Even for critical workers, provision will only be made available in childcare settings where there is no safe alternative for your family.
Providing care for children of Critical workers
Childcare for children aged 4-12 years old
Following the announcement regarding school closures, there is a need to provide childcare services to ensure the continuation of frontline services. We are putting measures in place to open a limited number of our schools to provide care for children of critical workers from Monday, March 23.
It is vitally important that parents follow Government advice and keep their children at home where possible to help contain the spread of coronavirus (Covid-19).
If your work is critical to the COVID-19 response or you work in one of the critical sectors listed below, and your child cannot stay at home, then your childcare will be prioritised.
Link to Dewis Cymru website
Dewis Cymru is the place for information about well-being in Wales. We have information that can help you think about what matters to you, along with information about local organisations and services that can help!
Help with the cost of Childcare
There are a number of organisations that can provide help and advice with paying for childcare.