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What is the Childcare Offer?

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The Childcare Offer is 30 hours a week of funded early education and childcare for eligible working parents of three and four-year-olds for up to 48 weeks of the year. It consists of a combination of the existing Foundation Phase Nursery (FPN) provision open to all three and four-year-olds and additional funded childcare for eligible families.

How many hours of childcare am I eligible for?

The offer is a maximum of 30 hours of combined Early Years Education and childcare. From the term after a child's 3rd birthday Powys County Council currently funds 10 hours of FPN provision.This means that eligible parents will qualify for 20 hours of additional childcare during term time.

Parents are not required to access their early education entitlement in order to access the childcare element of the offer. However, their entitlement will include these hours whether they access them or not.

During the holidays you will be eligible for 30 hours of childcare for nine weeks of the school holidays.

Childcare Offer for Wales

3+ Foundation Phase Early Years Education Provision

Additional funded childcare hours for eligible families

Term Time

10 hours per week

20 hours per week


0 hours per week

30 hours per week

How many hours of education am I eligible for?

The education element of this offer is subject to normal Powys County Council School Admissions rules. Parents must apply for a FPN education place.

If you would like to make application for a pre school place head to the admissions page.

What is the Childcare Offer - Information for parents [1MB]



  • Email: fis@powys.gov.uk
  • Phone: 01597 826246
  • Address: Family Information Service (FIS), Powys County Hall, Spa Road East, Llandrindod Wells, Powys, LD1 5LG


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