Early education - 10 hours funded education

Your child may be eligible to receive 10 hours funded education a week, from the term after their third birthday. They must attend a playgroup or Day Nursery that is registered with the Care Inspectorate for Wales (CIW) and with our Early Education programme. 

Who is eligible?

Children who have their 3rd birthday between 1st September 2019 and 6th January 2020 are eligible for funding from January 2020 to July 2020.

Children who have their 3rd birthday between 7th January 2020 and 20th April 2020 are eligible for funding from April 2020 to July 2020.

Children who have their 3rd birthday between 20th of April 2020 and August 2020 are not eligible for funding through this scheme. 

How to apply

To apply for a Early Education - 10 hours funded education, you will need to have your child's place agreed at a childcare setting taking part in the scheme.

View childcare settings taking part in the scheme
  • Borthyn Bunnies
  • Bumble Bees Playgroup
  • Busy Bods
  • Christ the Word Childcare
  • Clever Clogs 
  • Cylch Chwarae Gellifor
  • Cylch Meithrin Aberclwyd
  • Cylch Meithrin Bodawen
  • Cylch Meithrin Clocaenog
  • Cylch Meithrin Dinbych Uchaf
  • Cylch Meithrin Henllan
  • Cylch Meithrin Llangollen
  • Cylch Meithrin Prion
  • Cylch Meithrin Pwllglas
  • Cylch Meithrin Rhuddlan
  • Cylch Meithrin Rhuthun
  • Cylch Meithrin Tremeirchion
  • Cylch Meithrin Ysgol Y Llys
  • Daisy Chains at Bodnant
  • Early Learners Day Nursery
  • Fun Days
  • Giggles
  • Happy Days Nursery
  • Hiraddug Playgroup
  • Little Acorns
  • Llangollen Pre School Playgroup
  • Miri Melyd
  • Miri Melyd at Clawdd Offa
  • Penmorfa Playmates Playgroup
  • Playdays Playgroup
  • Puddleducks Playgroup
  • Rhuddlan Playgroup
  • Snuggles Day Nursery
  • St Asaph Community Playgroup
  • The Mill Childcare Centre
  • Tiny Tots
  • Ysgol Y Faenol Playgroup
  • Ysgol Betws GG
  • Ysgol Bro Cinmeirch
  • Ysgol Bro Dyfrdwy
  • Ysgol Bro Elwern
  • Ysgol Bro Famau
  • Ysgol Bryn Clwyd
  • Ysgol Caer Drewyn
  • Ysgol Cefn Meiriadog
  • Ysgol Dyffryn Ial
  • Ysgol Llanbedr (Munchkins)
  • Ysgol Pentrecelyn

You'll need to provide evidence to the childcare setting of your child's date of birth and proof of where you live. 

Apply for Early Education - 10 hours funded education online

How does it work?

If eligible, funding would be paid directly to the playgroup or day nursery for the term after your child's third birthday until the end of that academic year. Funding cannot be provided for the following academic year.

Can funding be used for a full day of childcare?

No, the funding provides one daily education session, Monday to Friday in the morning or afternoon, similar to a school nursery. 

Can funding be split between settings? 

No, your child will only be allocated funding in one setting.

Does my child have to attend every day?

No, but every setting must offer sessions from Monday to Friday and attending daily supports good transition to school.

If eligible, am I guaranteed a school nursery place?

No, you will need to apply for a school nursery place. Find out when and how to apply for a school nursery place.

More information

You may be entitled to financial support with your child's education from our Grants and funding section.