When can I apply and access the offer?

Childcare Offer Home Page

1.  What is the Childcare Offer

2. When can I apply and access the offer?

3. Who can apply/Am I Eligible?

4. Exceptions to Eligibility

5. Holiday Entitlement

6. List of Childcare Offer Providers in Monmouthshire

7. Childcare Offer Contact Details

8. Online Application





When can I Apply? (Updated 6th August 2020)

Summer term 2020 applications: Childcare Offer applications for children born between 1 January 2017 and 31 March 2017 can be submitted now.

If you had already submitted your application before the pandemic, you will receive an email asking you to review your application, upload up-to-date documents and resubmit by a specified deadline, in order for funding to be in place for 1 September.

Autumn term 2020 applications: Childcare Offer applications for children born between 1 April 2017 and 31 August 2017 can be submitted from 20 August 2020.

Please note that applications may take up to 20 working days to be processed and Summer term applications will be prioritised.

If you choose to use childcare before your application is approved, you will be liable for any costs of the childcare.

Childcare Offer funding cannot be backdated for the period before an application is approved.

You must talk to your childcare provider first as the application form asks you to confirm which childcare provider you are using.


When can I Access the Offer?

The offer will begin from the term after a child’s third birthday until they are offered a full time education place – aligning with the FPN provision. Term dates are defined as below, regardless of where school holidays fall.

If your child turns 3 years old between these dates, they will be eligible from the following term. Please see below:

From                                             To                                     Term for eligibility

1st January                                 31st March                       Summer Term 

1st April                                       31st August                     Autumn Term

1st September                            31st December               Spring Term 

Parents can take up the childcare offer at any point during this time period, so long as they are eligible to do so. Parents should be able to access the offer from whichever point they wish during that term, providing their child was eligible from the beginning of that term, or earlier. This includes parents who move into the area or gain employment.

Children will no longer be eligible to take-up the childcare offer from the point at which they are offered a full time education place by their local authority.

Parents are responsible for finding suitable childcare to meet their individual needs and to secure a provisional space with their chosen childcare provider.


These are the provisional dates for applying and will be confirmed nearer the times.  Please check with the Monmouthshire Childcare Offer Facebook Page for confirmation.  Please do not apply before the application date as applications will not be processed and you will have to complete the application form again. 


DOB from                     DOB to                        Eligible for Childcare                    Applications Open    Start School

01/09/2017                  31/12/2017                January 2021 - August 2022            09/11/2020         September 2022


Before you apply, please make sure you have with you the evidence provided below or please look at more examples of evidence on the PDF below:

  • Child's Birth certificate (Long Version)
  • Current Council Tax Payment Form 
  • Employed: Last three month's wage slips (for both parents) or letter from employer confirming maternity, paternity or sick leave. (If new in post with no wage slips, please send confirmation of employment from Employer.)
  • Self-Employed: self assessment form for previous financial year (or letter confirming self-employment if in first year.)
  • Exceptional Circumstances: Evidence of incapacity benefit, carers allowance, severe disablement allowance or employment and support allowance.