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Additional £7.7 million for Childcare Offer, 27/06/2019 [W]

The Welsh Government has announced another £7.7 million in funding for the Childcare Offer.

The money includes £6.2 million for 12 individual projects in Wales, helping them establish new childcare settings or refurbish an existing setting to the standard needed for the Offer.

Another £1.2 million will go to the Small Grants Schemes run by local authorities, to meet the increasing demand.

Under the Childcare Offer, three and four year old children in Wales can access free education and childcare for 48 weeks of the year.

This new funding takes the total funding for the Childcare Offer to £81.1 million.

A full press release is available on the Welsh Government website.