Childcare Offer Opening To New Applicants

Childcare Offer Opening To New Applicants

Saturday 5th Dec 2020

Working parents who have a child who was born between 1 September 2017 and 31 December 2017 could be able to claim 30 hours of funded childcare.

The Welsh Government’s childcare offer gives eligible working parents across Bridgend county borough the chance to access up to 30 hours of funded childcare and early education for three to four-year-olds, for up to 48 weeks of the year.

To be eligible for the scheme, which opens to new applicants on Monday, November 23, parents must earn on average a weekly minimum equivalent to, or more than, 16 hours at national minimum wage or national living wage but less than £100,000 per year.

If you are in a single parent family you need to be working and if you are in a two-parent family, you both need to be working. If you are self-employed or on a zero hours contract, you need to be able to prove this by providing the relevant documents. The offer is available during maternity leave and to those on long-term sickness.

Cabinet member for wellbeing and future generations Councillor Dhanisha Patel said: “The offer can help parents to return to work, increase their hours or work more flexibly.

“As a council, we are keen to help as many parents within the county borough as possible so are proud to support good quality funded childcare.”

To check your eligibility and apply, visit the council’s childcare offer information webpage.