Early years education

The Welsh Government in partnership with the Early Years and Childcare Service Area, provides every child within the county borough with a free, part-time, early years education place in an approved early years setting from the term following their 3rd birthday.

During the academic year of your child’s 4th birthday, early years education is only available in a school setting.

Approved early years settings

An approved setting can be either a maintained setting which is a nursery class in a school, or a non-maintained setting, which could be an English or Welsh medium playgroup or a private day nursery. All settings are registered with the Local Education Authority (LEA) to deliver early years education.

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