The Childcare Offer for Wales
The Welsh Government recognises that childcare is one of the biggest challenges facing working families in Wales. Supporting families with quality, flexible and affordable childcare supports economic regeneration, can reduce pressures on family income and help parents to participate in work, thus reducing a family’s risk of poverty. It also supports the wellbeing of children through positive and rich childcare experiences.
From January 2019 eligible working parents in Carmarthenshire with 3 and 4 year old children will receive a combined total of up to 30 hours of early education and childcare during term time. The current free early education provided by the Foundation Phase will form part of this offer. For 9 weeks of the year, outside of term time, parents will receive 30 hours per week of childcare.