Admission to Funded Early Education for 3 year olds in Wrexham
All Wrexham children are entitled to 10 hours of Early Education, the term following their third birthday. Early Education is available in the Spring and Summer terms only.
If you are eligible to claim the Government’s 30 hours offer these 10 hours form the educational element of the 30 hours offer.
To be eligible your child must be aged 3 prior to the term they are due to start and be resident in Wrexham County Borough.
Give your child the best start
We are committed to giving our youngest children the best possible start in education through high quality learning experiences. Children accessing early education will learn through play in line with the Foundation Phase curriculum.
Research in Wrexham has proved that children who access Funded Early Education at three years go on to achieve higher outcomes at the end of the Foundation Phase and at the end of year 6 than those who don’t take up the offer.
Benefits of Funded Early Education include:
- learning new skills
- growing in confidence
- finding out and problem solving
- exploring and using technology
- developing independence
- developing creativity and imagination
- learning to speak Welsh
- making friends
- having lots of fun indoors and outdoors.
How it works
Your child can have a place in a funded setting for either:
- 5 sessions a week, one per day, of 2 hours duration
- 4 sessions per week, one per day, of two and a half hours duration.
This will depend on what the approved setting of your choice is providing.
An approved setting is funded to deliver foundation phase education for 3 year olds and may be one of the following:
- Private day nursery
- Nursery class or early years unit in a local school.
You can apply for a funded place at only ONE setting. Funding is paid directly to the setting.
Settings who receive funding:
- Must have appropriately qualified staff
- Will be inspected by ESTYN and CIW
- Must provide the stated sessions
- Receive regular training
Securing a place at a Funded Early Education setting does not give you an automatic nursery place in a Wrexham school. You must apply for a place separately online or via the Contact Centre, 16 Lord Street, Wrexham.
Apply for Funded Early Education
If you don’t want to apply online paper applications can be picked up at Contact Centre, Lord Street, Wrexham, Wrexham Family Information Service, based in Wrexham Library.
Current list of Wrexham settings approved to deliver Funded Early Education:
|Welsh Medium||English Medium|
|Cylch Meithrin Bro Alun||Acorns Playgroup|
|Cylch Meithrin Coedpoeth||Acton Little Sunflowers|
|Llanarmon DC Primary||Barker’s Lane Playgroup|
|Cylch Meithrin Min y Ddol||Black Lane School|
|Cylch Meithrin Glyn Ceiriog||Bangor On Dee Childcare|
|Cylch Meithrin Summerhill||Borderbrook School|
|Cylch Meithrin Hill Street||Borras Park Early Education|
|Cylch Meithrin Maes y Gornel||Bradley Playgroup|
|Ysgol Bodhyfryd||Brynteg School|
|Caego and Berse Private Day Nursery|
|Cherry Hill Nursery|
|Cefn Mawr playgroup|
|Chirk Pentre VC School|
|Dragons Day Care Tanyfron|
|Garden Village playgroup|
|Gwenfro Early Education|
|Happy Days Coedpoeth|
|Heulfan Early Education|
|Holt Under 5’s Playgroup|
|Kiddies World Acrefair|
|Little Scholars Private Day Nursery|
|Little Treasures Victoria School|
|Mother Goose Private Day Nursery|
|Overton pre-school playgroup|
|Pentredwr Under 5’s Playgroup Plus (Maes y Mynydd)|
|Peter Pan Private Day Nursery|
|Playland Private Day Nursery|
|Redbrook Private Day Nursery|
|Redbrook private day nursery|
|Rossett House private day nursery|
|Rossett pre-school playgroup|
|Sparkles private day nursery|
|St. Anne’s catholic school|
|St. Chads school Hanmer|
|St. Giles EE|
|St. Mary’s school Brymbo|
|St. Mary’s playgroup Wrexham|
|St. Paul's school|
|Treasure Chest playgroup Llay|
|Wrexham Early Years Centre|
|Ysgol Maes y Llan|
|Ysgol Yr Hafod Johnstown|