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Application process open for the Childcare Offer for Wales in Newport

From September 2018, Newport families will be among those in Wales able to claim 30 hours government-funded early education and childcare for up to 48 weeks of the year as part of the new Childcare Offer for Wales.

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Eligible working parents or guardians of three and four year olds in Gaer (including Maesglas), Rogerstone, Lliswerry, Malpas, St Julian’s, Stow Hill and Shaftesbury, can now apply online at www.newport.gov.uk/childcareoffer

The Welsh Government scheme is being piloted in those wards this autumn before being rolled out across the city.


It will consist of a combination of existing early education provided by Foundation Phase which is available to all three and four-year-olds and the additional funded childcare for eligible families.

Parents have to meet the following criteria:

  • Have a child aged three or four years who is able to access part-time education
  • They must be resident in one of the pilot areas in Newport
  • Both parents must be working in a two parent family, or the sole parent in a lone parent family, and be working 16 hours or more either employed or self-employed


  • Earning the equivalent of working 16 hours at national living wage or national minimum wage


  • In receipt of specific caring benefits

For further information about the scheme or to apply visit www.newport.gov.uk/childcareoffer