From January 2019, Monmouthshire will be able to provide 30 hours a week of free education and childcare for eligible working parents of 3 and 4 year olds, up to 48 weeks of the year.
All CIW registered childcare settings (or an Ofsted registered if in England) are able to provide the offer, although early education must be accessed with an approved provider or an LA nursery. A child will be able to access the offer from the term after their third birthday until the September following their fourth birthday.
To access the childcare element of the offer, parents and guardians must:
-Be employed or self-employed and permanently reside in Wales.
-Both parents must be working in a two parent family, or the sole parent living in a lone parent family.
-Earn a weekly minimum equivalent of 16 hours at the national minimum wage, but less than £100k per year. Some exceptions to eligibility may apply.
More comprehensive details will be available shortly.