Existing Childcare Providers

Information and guidance for childcare providers in the Vale of Glamorgan


Update Your Information and Promote Your Service

Vale Family Information Service (FIS) promote all services for families in the Vale via Childcare Information Wales which links to the Dewis Cymru site. 


Whether you are a childminder, manage a day nursery or provide a service for children and families in the Vale, you can promote your service and update your details with the Family Information Service online.


Add or update your information on www.dewis.wales. Register using your e-mail address and your service(s) will be available for you to review/edit as necessary. After registering, just go to Add/Edit Resources, then My Resources.


Your information will expire unless it is updated every 6 months in order to ensure that the information remains current, alternatively you are welcome to update your information as frequently as needed. 





If your information is on our Childcare Information directory then you will automatically be on our mailing list to receive information about any training opportunities via our FIS eNews.


For information on upcoming courses running in the Vale, you can visit our training pages:

Training for Childcare Providers in the Vale



Social Care Wales has information on recommended qualifications to work in the childcare and early years sector in Wales. They have also produced a series of good practice guides for the Early Years and Childcare sector in Wales. These guides aim to support managers and senior practitioners.

Social Care Wales - Early Years and Childcare Qualifications

Social Care Wales - Continuing Professional Development



Health and Wellbeing in Your Setting

As a childcare provider, you have a crucial role to play in promoting health and wellbeing among young children. We have a range of information and guidance for childcare providers on our Health and Wellbeing webpages. 

Health and Wellbeing in Your Setting



Keeping Children Safe in Your Setting

As a childcare provider it is vital that you can provide a safe, secure environment. We have lots of information and guidance for keeping children safe in your setting on our webpages:

Keeping Children Safe in Your Setting



Enhanced DBS Checks

Temporary arrangement - Due to current restrictions you can complete your DBS Check virtually.

Please email dbs@valeofglamorgan.gov.uk to make arrangements.


The Vale of Glamorgan Council can provide independent checks for the childcare workforce, with appointments being conducted in the council’s Civic Offices in Holton Road Barry.


Vale of Glamorgan DBS Process


  1. Contact the Vale of Glamorgan’s HR department on dbs@valeofglamorgan.gov.uk to request a Childcare Workforce Enhanced and Barred List DBS Check. All you need to provide is: First Name / Last Name / Personal E-mail Address
  2. An online application(s) will be set up in an online DBS portal and you will be e-mailed a Username / Password
  3. Complete the application(s) online in the DBS portal
  4. You will be instructed on how to submit your identification.
  5. Hard copy DBS certificates will be sent to each applicant’s home address.
  6. Contact CIW on 0300 7900 126 to register your DBS certificate. Please not this must be done within three months of issue date.
  7. You are also advised to subscribe to the update service at a current cost of £13 per person per year (free for volunteers). Please ensure you register with the update service as soon as you receive your DBS certificate.  Further details can be found via this link: 

DBS Update Service


Level of Check



Paid Enhanced and Barred Children Check (including Home Address)



Household member (18 years old or over)

Paid Enhanced and Barred Children Check (including Home Address)


Household member (16 – 17 years old)

Volunteer Enhanced and Barred Children Check (including Home Address)