Childcare Funding for children under 4 years old (pre-school)

Coronavirus – Childcare Assistance Scheme (C-CAS) – Welsh Government

Funding is available until the end of August 2020 to support with the cost of registered childcare provision e.g. Childminder, Day Nursery etc. for vulnerable children and children of frontline critical workers* who must leave the home to carry out their work.

To be eligible for this funding all adults living in the same household as the child/children must complete the form and supply evidence of that you meet the criteria of a frontline critical worker* for this funding.

*Ceredigion currently defines frontline critical workers as Health Service employees, Police, Fire Service, School staff, Social Services or Care Services. Workers in Care Services are defined as the Council's Care Homes, the Authority's Private Homes, Childcare Settings and those providing home care in people's homes within the Authority.

If you have a letter from your employer/s to support your role, please send us a copy attached to your email (a clear photograph will be acceptable) to support your application for Coronavirus – Childcare Assistance Scheme (C-CAS) funding.

If you define your job as essential and have no other childcare options available to you, then you should contact us.

Please remember that Welsh Government’s guidance still states that your child will be safest at home. Sending your child to Childcare should be your last resort if you need to return to work.

Please ensure that you have agreed and secured a place for your child with your chosen registered childcare provider before completing the C-CAS Application Form.

You will be required to complete further paperwork with your chosen childcare provider once confirmed e.g. childcare setting policies, contract, personal details, medical information etc.

Application forms along with proof of employment should be e-mailed to: Gofal_Plant_Argyfwng@ceredigion.gov.uk

A separate form will be required for each child.

Closing Date: 12 July 2020

Funding is only available to pay for when your child is attending the setting.

Welsh Government states that C-CAS funding is there to ‘support critical workers who are physically at their work place. If they are not in their work place, then the C-CAS will not be funding the provision’.

This is to ensure that they can support more families. As childcare providers have to reduce their numbers, there is a higher demand for the spaces. If parents are able to work from home, they are expected to keep their children at home.

We will not be able to cover the cost of any retainer fees over the summer if your child is not attending during the holidays. It will be your responsibility to cover these costs.

Registered Childcare Provision Summer Holidays 2020

Many registered childminders provide holiday care for older children. To find a childminder in your local area visit the FIS Wales website and choose the option Ceredigion. A list of childminders currently open will be available on the ‘Childminder Page.’

Here is a list of providers providing childcare over the summer holidays. Contact the provider to discuss details and daily/weekly fees.

  • Clwb Gogerddan – Ysgol Rhydypennau

3 – 11 years old

Monday – Friday, first 5 weeks of holiday

01970 823100 / office@gogerddanchildcare.co.uk

  • Clwb Seren – Meithrinfa Seren

3.5 – 12 years old

Monday – Friday for 6 weeks

8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

01570 423426 / Facebook @meithrinfaserenparentpage

  • Mes Bach – Little Acorns Comins Coch

2 – 11 years old

Monday – Friday for 6 weeks

01970 626284 / mesbachchildcare@gmail.com

  • Meithrinfa Y Dyfodol, Cellan

0 – 11 years old

Monday – Friday for 6 weeks

01570 493601