NDNA Cymru is here to you with all the latest information and guidance on Welsh Government childcare support and information to give you peace of mind.
Get the latest updates from the Welsh Government on topics affecting Wales’ childcare sector.
Expansion of Flying Start to two-year-olds
This expansion of funded childcare is to be achieved through an expansion of the Flying Start programme that is already supporting two year olds from disadvantaged areas.
It is essential that all providers who work with two year olds currently consider how this expansion will affect them and whether they should apply to be a registered Flying Start provider.
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National Minimum Standards for Regulated Childcare
Registered persons must have regard to the standards. Following on from a report in 2019 and consultation with the sector the Welsh Government updated the standards in May 2023.
All providers must replace any electronic or hard copies they hold of the 2016 edition of the standards with the May 2023 version.
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Welsh Government support
Childcare Offer for Wales
Anti-racist shout out
Online safety toolkit
Support in Additional Learning Needs Bill
Wales Safeguarding Procedures 2019
Childcare Offer – tips for payment
Download tips to receive timely payments for the Childcare Offer including:
- “I want to receive payment as fast as possible – when is the best time to claim on the platform?”
- “I keep forgetting to submit my claim each week……”
- “I submitted my claim on a Friday, I waited the four working days, but I haven’t received payment. What should I do?”