Apply for Childcare (via Flintshire Council)

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We work with Flintshire Council to provide the childcare offer in Wrexham.

You can read about the offer below but you will need to apply on Flintshire’s site (external link) you can also check your eligibility through the Flintshire site.

If you need any advice or help with completing your application or have any questions about the childcare offer, you can email fis@wrexham.gov.uk, call 01978 292094 or visit Contact Wrexham (between 10:30am - 2:30pm).

Contact Flintshire if you have any problems with the online application, to check whether your application has been received or to find out how long your application will take to process. You can do this by emailing childcareofferapplications@flintshire.gov.uk, or by calling 01352 703930.
 

What is the offer?

If you’re a working parent living in Wrexham, and you fit the eligibility criteria, you can apply to access the Welsh Government Childcare Offer for three to four year olds.

The offer is available for your child to access from the start of the term following their third birthday, until the September after they turn four.

The offer means you can access up to 30 hours of combined government-funded childcare and early education or foundation phase nursery per week.

To access the offer you’ll need to apply for early education or foundation phase nursery separately, as well as applying for the childcare through Flintshire.

How is the offer provided?

The Childcare Offer is made up of childcare combined with education for three and four year olds (Funded Early Education and Foundation Phase Nursery). The overall combined allowances provide up to 30 hours per week. 

Scheme Learning Entitlement Childcare Allowance
Funded Early Education 10 hours per week 20 hours per week
Foundation Phase Nursery 12.5 hours per week 17.5 hours per week

 

Funded Early Education is available in the spring and summer term for children whose 3rd birthday falls between 1st September and the start of the summer term.

Foundation Phase Nursery is available for the full three terms for children whose 3rd birthday is on or before 31st August. 

While the childcare offer is provided for up to 48 weeks of the year, 39 weeks are treated as term time. The other nine weeks of the 48 weeks are treated as non-term time, or ‘holiday weeks’. The number of holiday weeks a child can access will depend at what point in the academic year the child started the childcare offer. During these holiday weeks children receive just 30 hours of childcare per week.

If you have any queries about the childcare offer you can contact Wrexham Family Information Service on fis@wrexham.gov.uk or by calling 01978 292094.