The Childcare Offer Wales

Childcare Provider registration form

Childcare Provider registration to deliver The Childcare Offer for Wales

Providing you are registered with CIW you could receive funding for eligible children accessing the offer in your setting. You will be required to register with Ceredigion County Council (Delivery Authority on behalf of Pembrokeshire County Council) in order to deliver the Offer to eligible children within Pembrokeshire.

How much will I get paid?

All providers will receive a rate of £5.00 per hour for children receiving the childcare element of the offer.

Can I charge parents a top-up rate?

No. You cannot charge hourly top-up rates if you’d normally charge more than £5.00 per hour.

Can I charge for food and additional activities?

Yes.  If necessary, you can charge parents for additional elements, such as:

  • Food
  • Transport
  • Off-site activities which incur a cost

The Welsh Government calculates food charges as follows:

  • Meal: £2.50
  • Snack: 75p

According to Welsh Government Guidelines, parents should not be charged more than:

  • £9.00 per full day (approximately 10 hours) - To include 3 meals and 2 snacks
  • £5.75 per half-day session (approximately 5.5 hours) - To include 2 meals and 1 snack
  • 75p per session where there is a snack but no meal

How will I get paid?

You will receive the payment in arrears for the previous month.  In order to ensure this:

Payment claims MUST be submitted within the first four working days of the month

Failure to complete the claims on time will mean you will not get paid.

How do I take part?

In order to deliver the offer, you will need to complete the registration form linked below.

If you have any difficulties completing the form:



email Ffion Jones -

Childcare Provider application form   





ID: 7240, revised 29/09/2022