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Grants and Funding for Childcare settings
Below is a list of Grants available for childcare settings through the Family Information, Childcare and Play team.
Funding is available from the Family Information, Childcare and Play team to sustain / expand
good quality childcare provision in the local area, particularly in areas of deprivation, or support registered settings who are at severe risk of closure,.
Sustainability of provision can be assisted through the support of, for example, staffing costs, rent, heating and lighting, essential Health and Safety requirements.
Who can apply?
Childcare settings offering Full Day Care, Sessional Care, Out of School Care / Holiday care and Childminding services that have already achieved registration with the Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales (CSSIW).
This grant is available to Playsheme providers during the summer holidays.
Start up grants
This grant is available to support childcare providers with start up costs associated with establishing NEW Full Day Care, Sessional Care, Out of School Club Care, or Holiday Care in order to expand the range of childcare available across Carmarthenshire, to enable parents/carers to access childcare to meet their individual needs and circumstances.
The grant will be available in the form of revenue funding to support running costs associated with establishing new provision. For example, staffing costs, costs associated with promotion and publicity, equipment and premises.
Who can apply?
Any new group or individual setting providing Full Day Care, Sessional Care, Out of School Club Care, or Holiday Care who have recently achieved registration with the Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales (CSSIW), or are in the process of registering, and have been allocated a named CSSIW inspector.
Please contact Susan James on 01267 246 552 for an application form
Childminder Start up grants (Quality Start pack)
Available to all new childminders that have attended a CSSIW Briefing Session and completed the Pacey Cymru’s pre registration course.
The Childminders must be at the latter stages of registration before they can apply.
The grant includes:-
(Introduction to Childminding Practice) course fees, and the costs associated with purchasing a ‘Quality Start’ pack for all new registered childminders which includes:
- 12 months’ Pacey Cymru membership
- 12 months’ Pacey Cymru public liability insurance
- Free legal representation
- Pacey Cymru Accounts book/Attendance register/accident, incident and medication record folder
- Fire blanket