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. 

Who is eligible?

Children who have their 3rd birthday between 1 September 2023 and 7 January 2024 are eligible for funding from January 2024 to July 2024.

Children who have their 3rd birthday between 8 January 2024 and 7 April 2024 are eligible for funding from April 2024 to July 2024.

Children who have their 3rd birthday between 8 April 2024 and 31 August 2024 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

  • Beach house
  • Bodnant Bach Fun Club
  • Borthyn Bunnies
  • Bumble Bees Playgroup
  • Busy Bods
  • Christ the Word Childcare
  • Clawdd Offa Bach
  • Clwb Penmorfa
  • Corwen Day Nursery
  • Cylch Chwarae Gellifor
  • Cylch Llanelwy
  • Cylch Llanrhaeadr
  • 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
  • Cylch Y Dderwen, Oaktree Centre
  • Cylch Y Felin, Ruthin
  • Early Learners Day Nursery
  • Faenol Playgroup CIC
  • Fun Days
  • Giggles
  • Happy Days Nursery
  • Hiraddug Playgroup
  • Little Acorns, Llandyrnog
  • Little Acorns, Rhyl
  • Little Lamb’s at Emmanuel
  • Little Lambs Pre-school
  • Little Rascals
  • Llangollen Pre School Playgroup
  • Miri Melyd
  • Puddleducks Playgroup
  • Rhuddlan Playgroup
  • St Asaph Community Playgroup
  • Summerhouse
  • The Mill Childcare Centre
  • Tiny Tots
  • Ysgol Betws GG
  • Ysgol Bro Dyfrdwy
  • Ysgol Bro Elwern
  • Ysgol Bro Famau
  • Ysgol Caer Drewyn
  • Ysgol Carrog
  • Ysgol Cefn Meiriadog
  • Ysgol Clawdd Offa
  • Ysgol Dyffryn Ial
  • Ysgol Llanbedr
  • 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.

Denbighshire Early Years and Family Link Facebook group

If you have a Facebook account, you can join the Denbighshire Early Years and Family Link facebook group for educational ideas and advice for preschool children.

View the Denbighshire Early Years and Family Link facebook group (external website)

More information

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