The Childcare offer for Wales

-The Welsh Government recognises that childcare is one of the biggest challenges facing working families in Wales. The scheme is aimed at working parents with children aged between 3-4 years. If eligible, The Childcare offer for Wales offers 20 free hours of childcare per week during term-time and 30 free hours per week during half-terms. 

(for access to the application form, please click the rainbow icon above).

Tax Free Childcare

You can get up to £500 every 3 months (£2,000 a year) for each of your children to help with the costs of childcare. If you get Tax-Free Childcare, the government will pay £2 for every £8 you pay your childcare provider. This is paid via an online childcare account that you set up for your child. 

(for access to the application form, please click the crown icon above).

Universal Credit & Childcare

You may be able to claim back up to 85% of your childcare costs if you’re eligible for Universal Credit.

You (and your partner if you live with them) will usually need to either:

be working - it does not matter how many hours you or your partner work or have a job offer. You can claim up to:-

£646 for one child

£1108 for 2 or more children

You can claim Universal Credit online.

(for access to further information, please click the building icon above)