The Childcare Team has limited funding to support providers in a variety of ways:
these are available to children of lower income families; in order that children can access playgroups or nurseries for at least one session a week.
Start Up Grants
providers are invited to apply for these grants to assist in the establishment of new provision, such as; playgroups, parent and toddler groups, Clylch Ti A Fi, Clylch Meithrin e.t.c.
Each year providers are invited to apply for these grants to assist in the development of provision e.g. new playarea; renew toys e.t.c.
Childminder Start Up Grants
Newly registered Childminders are invited to apply for a grant which includes free insurance for the first year as part of the Quality Start pack and some extra money to put towards purchasing safety equipment and other provisions in order to comply with inspection requirements.
These grants are available to all providers on a first come first served basis. They provide a contribution towards accredited training courses.