Progress on childcare offer
First Minister of Wales, Carwyn Jones has included providing free childcare for working parents as part of the Welsh Government’s legislative priorities for the year ahead.
Announcing the legislative priorities the First Minister said:
‘Over the next 12 months, the government will also introduce a bill that will pave the way for one of its key pledges - 30 hours of free childcare a week for working parents of 3 and 4 year olds.
Good progress is being made on the childcare offer, with the first pilot set to begin in September. The bill will support this and enable the childcare offer to be rolled out in full by 2020 by creating a national system for applications and eligibility checks.’