Childcare for Preschool Children

Childcare provision for preschool children age 0 – 4 years, for the Vale of Glamorgan’s key workers doing essential work through the COVID-19 outbreak.


A new Coronavirus Childcare Assistance Scheme C-CAS has been established by the Welsh Government. The scheme will fund childcare places for preschool children where both parents / carers are key workers or for single family households where the parent / carer is a keyworker.

In exceptional circumstances, consideration will be given to applications from families in which there is only one key worker.

Evidence of this will be required. Please refer to the list below to check if you are eligible.


Key worker definition


It remains the case that childcare provision should only be used as a last resort where all other options have been exhausted by parents and carers, and wherever possible, children and young people should remain in the safety of their own homes. The wellbeing and safety of both staff and children is absolutely paramount.


The funding is available until the 30 June 2020.


Apply Online

A centrally managed application process has been put in place in order to allocate qualifying children a place in a setting of your choice where available:

Apply for Coronavirus Childcare Assisstance Scheme C-CAS


Our Family Information Service will respond to you as soon as possible.


For more information contact:

Family Information Service



This Privacy Notice below explains how and why the Council uses information about you and the ways in which we protect your privacy, it explains how you can access your information what new rights you have in relation to information and how to exercise those rights:



As this is a Welsh Government funded scheme, the information you provide will be shared with them for evaluation purposes. You can read their full privacy notice here:



We have published some further guidance for parents who are employed in key worker roles.

Five things you need to know about sending your child to school or childcare, key workers and social distancing:


Key Worker Guidance