We at Kiddies Corner believe that each and every child should have the opportunity to attend nursery and reap all of the benefits from early education and socialisation, which is why we offer many means of payment and various schemes, which ensures that quality childcare will be more affordable for every family. Currently, there are eight main ways of claiming free or discounted childcare with us:
Here at Kiddies Corner we believe that each and every child deserves the best start in life. The Foundation Phase is a curriculum currently in place for 3-7 year olds in Wales, and all children who will be having their 3rd birthday between September and March are eligible for free Foundation Phase funding, to give them the best start to their education and get them ready for school.
At Kiddies Corner we have been proudly offering Foundation Phase funding to eligible children for a number of years, and we pride ourselves on our experience and dedication to the curriculum! The children who are under the Foundation Phase at Kiddies Corner can look forward to fun and exciting activities and opportunities, ranging from colour and shape recognition activities in our extensive maths corner, learning new Welsh songs and vocabulary, visits to fantastic local spots such as the Forest School, Haulfre Gardens, Bodafon Farm and West Shore beach, and so much more! Feel free to contact us or pop down for a chat about what the Foundation Phase has to offer your child at Kiddies Corner, and to see some of activities we offer for yourself. Or for more information, please visit:
Kiddies Corner also offer Flying Start funding for eligible children and families. Flying Start is a Welsh Government funded scheme which offers free child-care to all eligible 2-3 year olds for 2 and a half hours a day, 5 days a week for 39 weeks of the year. The aim of the Flying Start scheme is to give more children the opportunity to access childcare to aid them in their development. Flying Start offers children a chance to access pre-school education and care, to support skills such as mathematics, language and communication and a chance to socialise with children their own age. Flying Start also offers parents and carers access to extra support via health visitors and speech and language specialists. For more information regarding Flying Start, please visit:
Childcare Offer for Wales (Conwy 30 hour free funding)
A relatively new scheme, Conwy County Borough Council are working in partnership with Anglesey and Gwynedd Council to develop the Childcare Offer for Wales for 3 and 4 year old children of working parents living in Conwy County. This funding is available to most parents/carers who work at least 16 hours a week or receive certain carers benefits. To find out more and how to apply for this scheme, please visit http://www.conwy.gov.uk/en/Resident/Education-and-Families/Family-Information-and-Childcare/Childcare-Offer-for-Wales.aspx, or give us a call or pop in to discuss further.
The Tax-Free Childcare scheme provides help with the cost of childcare for working families in Wales. Families who are eligible can apply online through the UK government childcare service which can be accessed via the Childcare Choices website:
Tax free childcare is a Government scheme that helps pay for the cost childcare from eligible families. You can get up to £500 every 3 months (£2,000 a year) for each of your children to help with the costs of childcare through this scheme. However, you must check your eligibility before applying, as other benefits may be affected. For more information, visit:
Working Tax Credit
This is a means-tested benefit which reduces the cost of childcare by up to 70%, depending on the income of the household, how many hours are worked between the responsible adults, and how many children are within the household. For more information, please visit:
Universal credit is a scheme set in place to help working parents. Help with childcare costs through Universal Credit is not based on how many hours the parent(s) work, which means almost every working-parent household will be eligible, regardless of how much they work. Eligible parents and carers could claim up to 85% of their childcare costs back through this scheme. For more information, please visit:
Childcare vouchers are available to working parents in Wales. Working parents can claim up to £55 per week in childcare vouchers operated through the scheme. That allowance applies to each person, so a working couple could actually claim two sets of vouchers which equates to £486 per month. To find out more about this scheme, visit: https://www.childcare-vouchers.net/information/childcare-voucher-scheme/what-are-childcare-vouchers-people-are-asking/
Help for students
If you are or are planning to be a full-time student at Coleg Llandrillo, you may be eligible for financial support through the college to cover some childcare costs. This support is organised through the college, and is called the ‘Learner Support Fund (LSF)’. For more information regarding this, please visit https://www.gllm.ac.uk/financial-support-and-finance/school-leavers/ or contact the college directly.
*Please note that applying and/or using any or a combination of these individual schemes and benefits may affect any existing claims and support received. Always speak to an advisor or check with HM Revenue and Customs regarding what help you and your family may be eligible for, and what would be best for you. Also, please feel free to talk to us about any of the options and support available and mentioned above.*