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The Childcare Offer Wales

Who can apply? / Am I eligible?

The Childcare Offer is open to any family living in Pembrokeshire as long as they meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Your child is 3- 4 years old
  • Lives in Pembrokeshire
  • Both parents /co-habiting couples must be working in a two parent family, or the sole parent in a lone parent family
  • Earn a weekly minimum equivalent of 16 hours at the national minimum wage or national living wage

If you meet the eligibility above, you will be able to check your eligibility and apply on-line for the Childcare Offer for Wales by completing an on- line application’.

Applications for Childcare providers will be available on- line from the 25th of February 2019 and applications for parents will be available from 11th of March 2019.  

Eligible children will be able to access the offer from the beginning of the term following their third birthday (please see dates below) until the term following their fourth birthday when they begin full-time education. 

When can I apply for the Childcare Offer?

Please note, the offer will start from the first day of the school term set by the Local Authority.

Families where both parents are in receipt of the benefits below will not be able to access the offer:

  • Carers allowance
  • Severe disablement allowance
  • Employment and support allowance
  • Incapacity benefit
  • National insurance credits on the grounds of incapacity for work or limited capability for work
  • Long term incapacity benefit

Where one parent meets the eligibility criteria and the other parent is in receipt of one of the benefits above, the child will still be able to access the offer.

Frequently Asked Questions for parents

How will the offer affect my benefits?

Childcare Offer for Wales Privacy Notice


ID: 4622, revised 30/05/2019