Early education - 10 hours funded education

Your child may be eligible to receive 10 hours funded education a week, from the term after their third birthday. They must attend a playgroup or Day Nursery that is registered with the Care Inspectorate for Wales (CIW) and with our Early Education programme. 

Coronavirus update

Activity ideas for pre-school children

Our Flying Start, Early Education, Family Link Workers and the Pre-School Additional Learning Needs teams have produced some activity ideas to keep your pre-school children busy during this difficult time. Activities will be updated every two weeks and are available on our Denbighshire Early Years Facebook page (external website). We are here to help. 

For the latest information about our services and advice please visit denbighshire.gov.uk/coronavirus

Who is eligible?

Children who have their 3rd birthday between 1st September 2020 and 3rd January 2021 are eligible for funding from January 2021 to July 2021.

Children who have their 3rd birthday between 4th January 2021 and 11th April 2021 are eligible for funding from April 2021 to July 2021.

Children who have their 3rd birthday between 11th of April 2021 and August 2021 are not eligible for funding through this scheme

How to apply

To apply for a Early Education - 10 hours funded education, you will need to have your child's place agreed at a childcare setting taking part in the scheme.

View childcare settings taking part in the scheme

Childcare settings taking part in the Early education - 10 hours funded education scheme

  • Borthyn Bunnies
  • Bumble Bees Playgroup
  • Busy Bods
  • Christ the Word Childcare
  • Clever Clogs
  • Corwen Day Nursery
  • Cylch Chwarae Gellifor
  • Cylch Meithrin Bodawen
  • Cylch Meithrin Clocaenog
  • Cylch Meithrin Dewi Sant
  • Cylch Meithrin Dinbych Uchaf
  • Cylch Meithrin Henllan
  • Cylch Meithrin Llangollen
  • Cylch Meithrin Prion
  • Cylch Meithrin Rhuthun
  • Cylch Meithrin Tremeirchion
  • Cylch Meithrin Y Graig
  • Cylch Meithrin Ysgol Y Llys
  • Daisy Chains at Bodnant
  • Early Learners Day Nursery
  • Faenol Playgroup CIC
  • Fun Days
  • Giggles
  • Happy Days Nursery
  • Hiraddug Playgroup
  • Little Acorns
  • Little Rascals
  • Llangollen Pre School Playgroup
  • Miri Melyd
  • Miri Melyd at Clawdd Offa
  • Penmorfa Playmates Playgroup
  • Playdays Playgroup
  • Puddleducks Playgroup
  • Rhuddlan Playgroup
  • St Asaph Community Playgroup
  • Summerhouse
  • The Mill Childcare Centre
  • Tiny Tots
  • Ysgol Betws GG
  • Ysgol Bro Cinmeirch
  • Ysgol Bro Dyfrdwy
  • Ysgol Bro Elwern
  • Ysgol Bro Famau
  • Ysgol Bryn Clwyd
  • Ysgol Caer Drewyn
  • Ysgol Carrog
  • Ysgol Cefn Meiriadog
  • Ysgol Dyffryn Ial
  • Ysgol Llanbedr (Munchkins)
  • Ysgol Pentrecelyn

You'll need to provide evidence to the childcare setting of your child's date of birth and proof of where you live. 

Apply for Early Education - 10 hours funded education online

How does it work?

If eligible, funding would be paid directly to the playgroup or day nursery for the term after your child's third birthday until the end of that academic year. Funding cannot be provided for the following academic year.

Can funding be used for a full day of childcare?

No, the funding provides one daily education session, Monday to Friday in the morning or afternoon, similar to a school nursery. 

Can funding be split between settings? 

No, your child will only be allocated funding in one setting.

Does my child have to attend every day?

No, but every setting must offer sessions from Monday to Friday and attending daily supports good transition to school.

If eligible, am I guaranteed a school nursery place?

No, you will need to apply for a school nursery place. Find out when and how to apply for a school nursery place.

More information

You may be entitled to financial support with your child's education from our grants and funding section.