Help for families with children

help for families with children

Support for Children and families

Information about services and support available for children and families in Caerphilly County borough.

Financial support for families

Make sure you are getting all the benefits, grants and other financial help that is available to families.

Caerphilly Early Years and Childcare Service

Information and advice about early years, childcare and support for prospective parents or families with children from birth to 7 years.

Caerphilly Families First

The Families First Programme provides a range of services to support families, with children aged 0 - 25 years, who live in Caerphilly County Borough.

Childcare Offer for Wales

Under the Childcare Offer for Wales, you could claim up to 30 hours of early education and childcare in Wales per week, for up to 48 weeks of the year.

The scheme aims to make life a bit easier for parents/carers by providing support with childcare costs.

Family Information Service

The Family Information Service (FIS) is a free impartial information and advice service for ALL parents / carers of children and young people aged between 0-20 and the professionals who work with them.

Find your nearest foodbank

If you're struggling to feed your family your local foodbank can provide emergency food and support in a crisis.

Free School Meals

Free school meals are available to eligible pupils who attend school full-time.

PDG Access Grant

Get £225 (except for year 7 which is £300) to buy school uniform, equipment, sports kit and kit for activities outside of school for your child.

The pupil development grant scheme for the 2022/23 academic year will begin on 1 July 2022 and end on 30 June 2023.

School Travel Passes

This information applies to children aged 4 - 18 (Reception Class to year 13).

Check your eligibility and apply for a free travel to school pass.

Further Advice

Citizens Advice Bureau (Wales)

The Citizens Advice Service give people the knowledge and confidence they need to find their way forward - whoever they are, and whatever their problem.

They provide confidential advice online, over the phone, and in person, for free.

The service designed to help people who are most in need of advice services, particularly those who would not usually seek advice.

Contact us