Funding and Grants for Childcare Providers

Information on funding and grants available for childcare providers in the Vale of Glamorgan


Tax Free Childcare Scheme

Tax-free childcare is a new government scheme to help working parents with the cost of childcare. 


Eligible parents with children under 12 can get up to £2,000 per child, per year, towards their childcare costs (or up to £4,000 for disabled children under 17).  


Childcare Choices has put together all of the information that childcare providers need to know, including a Communications Toolkit and Video Clip from providers already signed up for the Tax Free Childcare Scheme:


Childcare Choices - What do childcare providers need to know?


Find out how to sign up to Tax-Free Childcare and get a childcare provider account to receive payments from parents using the scheme:


GOV.UK - Sign up to Tax-Free Childcare if you're a childcare provider



The Childcare Offer for Wales

The Childcare Offer for Wales provides 30 hours a week of Government funded early education and childcare for eligible working parents of 3 and 4 year olds in Wales, for up to 48 weeks of the year. 


This is now available throughout the Vale of Glamorgan. To be kept up to date, you can be added to our mailing list:


As a provider, you will need to apply to be apart of the Childcare Offer. Contact us for an application form.

Childcare Offer in the Vale of Glamorgan

#TalkChildcare - The Offer for Wales

Childcare Offer for Wales FAQs for Providers

Childcare Offer Capital Grants

  • Are you registered with Care Inspectorate Wales?

  • Are you registered for the 30 Hour Childcare Offer?

  • Are you looking to expand your childcare places for 3 - 4 year olds and in need of repairs, new equipment, replacing/improving outdoor equipment?

  • If so, Childcare Offer Capital Grants are available to support childcare providers with costs. Applications open on the 29 April 2019 and must be returned by the 7 June 2019. You can download the application form below.
  • Please read the information thoroughly before applying and any questions, please contact Debbie Maule.




Additional Funding

If you are thinking of becoming a childminder in the Vale of Glamorgan, you may be entitled to funding to support your training and set up of cost, should you meet certain criteria. 

For more information please contact our FIS Team:  



Childcare & Play Grant Applications 2019-2020

The Welsh Government has recently made changes to the former Out of School Childcare grant funding and it is now called the Childcare & Play Grant.  The criteria for the grant remains the same in that it supports the provision of good quality, affordable and accessible childcare to provide flexible childcare that is responsive to parents’ needs.  


However, the grant is now able to address gaps in childcare and play for children 0 – 12 years of age according to the Vale’s most recent Childcare Sufficiency Assessment and Play Sufficiency Assessment. 


Please see the link below for the application form which includes information about what can be applied for – this information should be read carefully before submitting your application.


Applications are open now, please be aware the closing date for applications is Monday 24 June 2019.



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