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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:

How it works

Your child can have a place in a funded setting for either:


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:
A designated:

You can apply for a funded place at only ONE setting. Funding is paid directly to the setting.

Settings who receive funding:

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

Apply Online

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
  Bwlchgwyn School
  Caego and Berse Private Day Nursery
  Cherry Hill Nursery
  Cefn Mawr playgroup
  Chirk Pentre VC School
  Chirk playgroup
  Dragons Day Care Tanyfron
  Eyton school
  Froncysyllte school
  Garden Village playgroup
  Garth school
  Gwenfro Early Education
  Happy Days Coedpoeth
  Heulfan Early Education
  Holt Under 5’s Playgroup
  Homestead Nursery
  Kiddies World Acrefair
  Little Scholars Private Day Nursery
  Little Sunflowers
  Little Treasures Victoria School
  Marford playgroup
  Minera 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
  Pontfadog School
  Redbrook Private Day Nursery
  Pontfadog school
  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