Welsh Government innovative childcare offer

Bridgend Council is the latest local authority to deliver the Welsh Government’s innovative childcare offer.

The scheme will provide 30 hours of Welsh Government funded early education and childcare to working parents of 3 and 4 year olds for 48 weeks of the year. The offer was initially introduced last year as a pilot in a number of local authorities across Wales. Following its success, this scheme has now been rolled out to more local authorities in Wales with a view to delivering it across all local authorities.

Bridgend AM Carwyn Jones said “I know that this scheme will make a real difference to parents across Bridgend county borough. In other areas where this offer is in place, parents are already telling us it is making a difference to their lives, reducing the strain on family income and helping ensure childcare is not a barrier to them taking up employment or increasing their hours. Indeed, having this in place will enable parents to work, helping to increase economic growth, tackle poverty and reduce inequality.

“At the Bridgend launch, it was lovely to meet Jackie Roberts (Managing Director) and her team at the Old School House Nursery who will be offering the scheme to the working parents that use their nursery in Pen y Fai.”