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Free Part - Time Nursery Education For 3 Year Olds

The Council has a statutory obligation to provide 10 hours a week part - time nursery education for 3 year olds in Gwynedd.

As regards to children who have their third birthday before August 31st, provision is made through the County’s schools except for the following Primary schools:
•Ysgol Pen y Bryn, Tywyn
•Ysgol Llanbedr
•Ysgol Dyffryn Ardudwy

As regards to children who have their third birthday before December 31st or March 31st, provision is made through the ‘Cylchoedd Meithrin’, Nurseries or Play Groups. It must be noted that not all ‘Cylchoedd Meithrin’, Nurseries or Play Groups are registered as an Early Years Education provider.

To obtain a list of registered early years education providers please contact the Information Service for Children, Young People and Families on:
01286 675570

You will be able to secure your 10 free hours through contacting your childcare provider directly. An application can only be made for 10 hours only.

The payment of the funds will go directly to the childcare provider.

The requirements in order to obtain 3 year old Early Years Education Providers Funding are as follows.
•Secure Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales (CSSIW) registration.
•Receive an inspection from Estyn / Follow the Foundation Phase Curriculum.
•Comply with the Council’s requirements with the Language Policy and the S.E.N. Code of Practice.
•Attend relevant training.
•Work towards ‘Cylch Rhagorol’ (MYM) / Quality Assurance (WPPA).

Contact Person:
Training and Grants Officer, 
Early Years Unit, Pupils and Inclusion Service, Education Department, Gwynedd Council
01286 662448 / 01286 678824

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