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Funding and Grants for Childcare Providers

Please see information relating to grants available during 2023- 2024 to support the childcare sector 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 parents of 3 and 4 year olds in Wales, for up to 48 weeks of the year. 


As a provider, you will need to register to be part of the scheme. Please visit our Childcare Offer page for further information:

Childcare Offer in the Vale of Glamorgan

Childcare Offer for Wales for Providers

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 vale Childcare and early Years Team:   

Childcare and Play Grants

The Vale of Glamorgan Early Years team have secured funding to support the sustainability of childcare settings and to establish new childcare places.


Applying for funding: 


For sustainability of your setting, you will be required to demonstrate ongoing significant financial loss / significant financial loss.


For creation of new childcare places, you will be required to demonstrate the need in the area – do you have waiting lists, demand from parents, Childcare Sufficiency Assessment findings etc.


Grant applications will stay open until 01 February 2024 or until all funding has been allocated. 


The panel plan to meet on the last Friday over every month and will notify you of their decision within 2 weeks of this.


Please read the information within the application carefully before making an application and returning.   Incomplete applications will be rejected.

* IMPORTANT - We request that any setting applying for a grant, have their details up to date and published on DEWIS Cymru, the Family Information Service can help with this 01446 704704


Childcare and Play Grants Application Form 2023-2024


Childcare Sufficiency Assessment (CSA) 2022

  • 01446 709269