Welsh Government have announced that the Childcare Offer for Wales, will be closed to children due to start after the Easter holidays. This will be replaced by the Coronavirus Childcare Assistance Scheme C-CAS.
This scheme will fund childcare costs for pre-school children (children aged from 0 to 5 years) of key workers, excluding childcare provider retention fees. We will also continue to fund childcare provision for vulnerable children.
This is initially for a 3 month period, at which time it will be reviewed by Welsh Government.
How to apply
Guidance for Keyworkers
Guidance for Childcare Providers
We are aware that in these uncertain and unprecedented times, the guidance may not cover all eventualities and needs for childcare. For this reason, anything that falls outside of this guidance will be considered on a case by case basis.